Cures for First-Day Jitters
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Make Clothes Kid-Friendly
Young children learn to tie their shoes, operate zippers, and undress quickly enough to prevent accidents during this period of their development. Here are some things to think about before you buy new clothes for school.
- Take a good look at that jacket. Can your child easily put on and remove it, or does it have a troublesome zipper?
- Buy Velcro closures while you're teaching your child to tie his shoes.
- Think about those adorable overalls. They'll do nothing for your child's sense of competence and esteem if she can't get out of them to use the bathroom.
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