Our morning routine is printed and stuck on the landing! 7.30am - Brush our teeth 7.45am - Have breakfast 8am – Mummy feed the fish & guinea pigs (Mummy have a shower) 8.20am - Get dressed 8.30am - Make the bed Doesn't seem like a lot looking at it like that but will feel like we've been hugely successful if this works!
How's the morning routine going?
Really well, i'm so surprised! We're not managing it within the hour i've written down but we've actually done all the tasks each morning which i never would have thought would happen! It's making me feel like the day is getting off to a much better start :)
That's fantastic!if you can get mornings sorted it will make the rest of the day feel easier to manage because everyone (especially you) will be less stressed. Well done!
Ok, so the novelty of the 'getting dressed' mat and timer has worn off...the whole getting dressed process is hard work again. Eventually gets done but he's soooo distracted and no amount of consequences etc work. Any suggestions for this particular challenge? He's nearly 4 so only little but perfectly able to get dressed himself!
Is there a reward you can offer for him getting dressed, rather than a consequence for not doing it? Like he gets to choose a special kind of cereal, or chooses the music in the car, or gets to watch a short video?
Sorry only just read this reply! We do try rewards, but it seems like he just has a mental block about getting dressed often so a reward seems only as effective as a consequence (if that makes sense?) he tends to get more frustrated by us offering a reward, like it's more pressure or something? the last week or so we've actually found that if we talk to him or encourage him while he's getting dressed he's more frustrated (lots of growling and shouting) so leaving him to it and giving him some quiet time is working quite well!
That's good to hear!