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Mama Drama: Morning Routines and Evening Hysteria

Dear Mama Drama: Every morning we struggle with my five-year-old son to get him ready for school and out of the house on time. He needs lots of one on one support to complete even the most basic tasks such as getting dressed. He can’t remember what to do next and often stops to play with toys or sing the song on the radio. ~Tired of running late Dear Tired: Many children need extra support getting through their morning routine. When we stop to think about all the small steps involved, it can be quite daunting. As adults we have practiced these routines thousands of times throughout our lives. Our children are often still figuring out what each step is and how to keep track of it all. Creating a visual schedule for your child is a great place to start. You can use pictures of your son doing...