When there is a child in the family, life is full of hassle and bustle. It is important not to be late to the kindergarten, to the doctor, to school, to work, to arrive on time for an appointment. And not least is how well the child is able to independently cope with some of his responsibilities. Teaching a child to dress himself quickly is much easier than it seems, and the benefits and saved time from the result of such lessons are the best reward for parents.
If you want to teach your child how to dress quickly, first of all prepare clean, ironed clothes for him in advance, which he will wear. Fold them up in the evening in a place that is convenient and easily accessible for the child. Do not forget about outerwear, because if before leaving you find a stain on your jacket that you forgot about from the previous walk, the speed of dressing will definitely not increase from the fact that you rush to wash it.
Try not to put pressure on the child and not use remarks in his address: “wrong”, “you are doing wrong”, “where did you see that they dress like that?” you are like a turtle "and so on. Better to praise him and offer your help where it is really needed. After all, it is unlikely that a child will get sick from frostbite of the upper respiratory tract if he misses a button. And he is unlikely to be arrested on the street if the hat is worn backwards. But encouragement and praise will only strengthen his self-confidence and speed up the process. In the end, a blemish can always be corrected imperceptibly in an elevator or transport.
To teach your child to dress quickly, it is worth trying to isolate him from all the bad associations that may be associated with this difficult process. At the initial stage, try replacing the turtleneck, which is so difficult to pull over your head, with a button-down jacket and a scarf, and boots with zippers and laces with Velcro boots. Observe the child, perhaps some clothes are difficult for him. Try to first remove everything that causes him difficulties in dressing and bad emotions, and only over time, gradually return the "difficult" things to everyday life.
You can play dressing up. Put on the baby's hourglass and come up with a reward for the baby meeting the deadline. Or arrange a baton and dress up with your child for a race. Just keep in mind that the time for which you dress can in no way be equal to the time for which the child will get dressed. If the hourglass is calculated for one minute, or if you get dressed earlier, the child will not only fail to cope with the task, but also become very upset. As a last resort, send your child to dress a little earlier.
Motivate your child. Explain that if you are in a hurry now, you will have more time for the evening game, that you will catch the most magical bus, that breakfast in the garden will be tastier if you arrive earlier. Tell me how proud you are of him, what an adult he has become, independent, how pleased you are that he already knows how to dress so well himself. Remain calm and be patient. Many things turn out to be much easier than they seem.