Teach Your Kids to Get Dressed Alone (No Mommy Required)
Approach these sometimes frustrating lessons with the right attitude and get tips to help your child help himself
Inside, Outside, Upside Down
As children learn to dress themselves, they all seem to go through a predictable period of shirts put on inside out and pants put on backwards. It is much more important to focus your attention on and praise your child’s efforts. Sure, you may want to fix a tag sticking out of a backwards shirt, or mention that a striped shirt with a plaid skirt and sneakers isn’t the best combination, but instead let your child take pride in her accomplishments even if she doesn’t get it quite right. In time she’ll get the hang of it.
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