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5 yo DS2 refuses to get dressed

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alana39 Wed 14-Oct-09 10:43:29

I think he's just knackered having started reception this term, but every day it is getting longer and longer to get him dressed for school. He says he wants to go (but in PJs) and seems genuinely happy so I'm not worried that it's any kind of school phobia etc. Today I had to force the clothes onto him which is upsetting for both of us and getting physically impossible for me (at 38 weeks pg).

Has anyone got any suggestions as to how to improve that don't involve star charts (he is not big on these!).


Ladyatron Wed 14-Oct-09 10:45:22

i bribe my dd with tv. i tell her if she gets up adn dressed in time she can watch a little tv before school.

MrsMagnolia Wed 14-Oct-09 16:24:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Jamieandhismagictorch Wed 14-Oct-09 17:56:11


Reverse Psychology - "Don't bother then, I'm sure none of the others will have their clothes on"

Game - "get two dolls/characters to act out a scene in a funny way "I bet he can't do it", "Oh no, I think he's really good at putting his trousers on"

Timer - set a kitchen timer (works for competitive/techno types)

Change things around - get him to get dressed at a different time eg. before breakfast rather than after

Depends on your child ......

VulpusinaWilfsuit Wed 14-Oct-09 17:59:16

set out clothes in bedroom night before
offer bribe if they do it the minute they get up
if that doesn't work, race them

then take to school in pjs (i have) - instant cure

TheFoosa Wed 14-Oct-09 18:01:05

I have also walked dd up the road with pj's on - it really works

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