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Morning routine chaos: How can I end the madness?

Dear Mama Drama: (photo credit) I am having a hard time getting my four-year-old to preschool on time. I usually ask him to get ready while I hop in the shower. When I get out, he hasn’t done anything. I get so frustrated because we are then rushing around and end up being late. Please help us with this madness! ~Delayed Mama Dear Delayed: Getting out of the door on time in the morning is a challenge for many families. It is important to consider your child’s age and skill level when determining how independently he can complete the tasks you are asking of him. It sounds like your son, like most four-year-olds, will need more adult support to get through the morning routine. When things are not working it is time to develop a new plan. One idea would be to bring the items he needs to use i...