I need some suggestions…on how to make mornings before school, better for Lennox.
Each morning when I wake up Lennox (or when she wakes up, but usually it’s the other way around), Lennox doesn’t want to get up. Once she gets up, she watches a little cartoon and eats her breakfast then we get dressed and ready for school. That is when the fight starts. She doesn’t want to get dressed, because she doesn’t want to go to school.
When we ask her why she doesn’t want to go to school, she doesn’t have a good answer. I understand she doesn’t want to leave us, and all that, but she knows we are both going to work and there isn’t another option. Once we are at school, most days she is happy and we go off to work. Some days she is crying when I leave her, but I know she calms down quickly. The rest of the day goes well and she is happy to be at school according to everyone there. When I pick her up, she is happy and sometimes doesn’t want to leave!
This summer she gets to do fun things at school such as Music class, Art, Science, Chinese, etc. There is not a lack of activities so she is kept busy.
But every morning, we have to have this fight about getting dressed and going to school and it’s exhausting and not how I want any of us to start our day.
Does anyone else go through this with their child? Any suggestions on how to make the morning a little better?