michelle wrote:As far as changing that many times a day, she's got ya, Mom. It's a game for her. She's "playing" with her clothes. I think I'd tell her she's not going to change clothing again until it's pj's for bed. Then stick with it. Unless that means going somewhere special w/ chocolate milk stains on her white shirt, I'd force it. And if you can't bring yourself to force that issue, make her sit down with you and "help" you fold the clothes she just took off. Every time. She needs to understand that it's extra work for you (and thus, her) every time she feels like changing clothes.
HeyThereDelilah wrote: I often joke that I will not survive these toddler/preschool years.
I hope you don't say that in her presence, or in ANY of your children's presence! In fact, I suspect its not
even the kind of 'self-talk' you should be encouraging yourself with.
I think she's smart, and she knows who's in control. If you decide that she's in control of her clothing options
(which I would personally not have a problem with),
If your dd is going to use her clothes as toys
to play with, then I guess you should train her to do the same things with clothes as she does with her toys: put them away.
HeyThereDelilah wrote:Dh and I are discussing ways to help her with her other behavior issues...such as disobeying and interrupting. For interrupting, we have started holding up a finger to our lips and saying, "Shhhh" when she does it (encouraging her to hold her finger to her lips and we say this softly...not loudly or in a hasty manner) because she interrupts very frequently and persistently. We are trying our best to overcome our shortcomings as parents to help her channel her strong-willed personality in a positive direction.
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