Wanting to help but can't always
In the mornings particularly lately, she has been having meltdowns when her brother is out of bed before her. Now I realize that she wants to help with her brother, which is nice and all, but there is no way I am going to let him sit in bed crying until she decides she is ready to get up or is done with her morning schedule to get her dressed. When she does get up, before she is even out of her diaper or pjs, and she realizes that he is already up and downstairs she flips out. She keeps asking for him to go back to bed. Obviously it doesn't make sense to me to go put him back to bed so she can get him up again because I don't want him to be confused. I have thought about a doll and bed that she can help get up that stays in her room each day but she doesn't really like her dolls much. Any other ideas?
DD has a schedule and we use it most of the time, especially at nighttime and in the mornings to get ready for the day. Once she is downstairs she is pretty much fine with playing or asking for what she wants to do. I am planning on going back to more scheduling tomorrow to see if it helps with her violent behaviors towards her brother or not. (see other post about violence) but I am not sure if introducing a doll for her to get dressed and up out of her bed will help or not. Thoughts?