Why do my kids hate getting dressed so much?! They are 2 and 5. It inevitably causes a battle, and when we finally depart someone is crying. I can’t get the diaper changed or clothes on, and the 5 year old just ignores and hates me when I force her. It’s brutal! Even if we are going to their favorite activity! I need a fix so that I am not in a bad mood too. I also try giving us plenty of time and having all things laid out for them.