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When Your Castle Hills Preschooler Starts Self-dressing: What Can Happen and How to Deal With It

Posted on 01-16-2015


Your child will hit many developmental milestones after he or she reaches preschool age, and one of the most important is self-dressing. We will take a closer look at what can happen when your preschooler starts self-dressing, and how you can deal with these issues.

Mistakes will naturally occur

Your child will end up making mistakes when he or she starts to self-dress. The mistakes can range from mismatched clothes to simply putting a shirt or blouse on inside-out. Remain positive when your child makes a mistake while getting dressed. Instead of being negative about the fact that a particular garment is being worn incorrectly, praise your child for making the effort and gently explain how the particular piece of clothing should work.

Exercise great understanding

You may find that your toddler will be changing outfits several times on any given day once he or she learns to dress. You may walk into your child’s bedroom to find outfits strewn across the floor. Understand that your child is learning, and a negative reaction from mom or dad could set this development back.

Your child may be overly eccentric when dressing

One thing that nearly all parents will come across when toddlers begin self-dressing is the use of overly eccentric outfits. Try not to criticize your child for choosing a particular outfit, but suggest a change when the situation makes it necessary.

The childcare professionals at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Castle Hills in Carrollton, Texas invite you and your preschooler to stop by and take a look at our world class program and facilities. Contact us today to arrange for a visit.

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