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The first thing I'd do is figure out whether she's having trouble getting out of bed because she's too tired. Most kids I've known fall into one of two camps: the ones that wake up on their own and are bright and chippy nearly right away, usually too much so for the parents; and the ones who don't wake up on their own, have to be woken up, and are very ...


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The “Checklist” strategy worked very well for us. For my 7-year-old, we created a few checklists including the following items: Items to do every morning until she is ready for school Items to do when she is back from school Items to do before going to bed I ask her to create the checklist with her handwriting. If she cannot write YET visual stickers or ...


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As with so many "resistance" problems, the answer, hard as it may be for parents to go with, is "natural consequences". In this case, she goes to school in her pajamas and Doona. (Just tell the teacher what's up.) ETA a rationale and a caveat: Caveat: make sure it is actually just resistance (power play) and not a genuine fear to something bad/hidden going ...



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