A few weeks ago it really came to a head when it took her an hour to eat breakfast and put on a sweater and panties. She was up in her room for a half hour when I called up to her and told her it was time to go. She yelled down that she had to finish getting dressed and brush her hair and teeth and I was like, “WHHHHAAAATTT?” I had gotten myself and two other kids ready to leave in this time period!
As I’ve mentioned before, my hubby and I struggle with keeping our oldest daughter on time and organized. She is a total opposite from us in that respect. I am early for EVERYthing (it drives my husband nuts – he is satisfied with being on time), and I am totally organized (OCD organized!). So dealing with a child that is polar opposite is really challenging sometimes.
Needless to say my husband and I had a chat and decided that we were going to try to give her some incentive… spending alone time with mom and dad, watching a movie she wants to see, staying up a little bit late, that sort of thing. She has to get ready in the mornings without me harrassing her every 5 minutes to make sure she is on task. If she can make it through the week without morning reminders then she gets her special treat that weekend.
I created this little chart to help her remember to stay on task:
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