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Motivating the Morning Dawdler


How do I get my 5-year-old to do his morning routine - get dressed, make the bed, and brush teeth - without being told? We have put up pictures of what needs to be done, but he plays instead of doing it. When told to get it done, he takes a very, very long time to complete everything because he gets distracted or just sits and stares at this and that. He will only hurry when he sees that I am checking in on him, then dawdle again. For example, if I leave him to get dressed, ten minutes later, he’s just managed to get his pjs off. Breakfast is much the same - he dawdles and plays and talks but does very little eating. How do I solve this?

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