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5 Tips for Dealing with a Child Who Wants to Dress Herself

5 Tips to Compromise With Your Child Who Wants to Dress Themselves My two girls love to dress up. They love playing in their costumes, getting their hair done, and trying on my “fancy shoes.” They especially love it when I put makeup on them. It’s something I really love doing with them, too.

As far back as I can remember, Raru has always been interested in fashion. She has been actively picking out what she wears and comes up with the most fascinating outfit combinations. One day she will wear her hair long, put on some skinny jeans and boots, and the next day she will request her hair done in an up-do and have on a fancy dress with tights. She has always had her own sense of style, and at times I question the outfits she chooses for school.

I love that she loves her own style, but at the same time I don’t want her to be looking all crazy at school. Thankfully, we’ve come to several compromises that allow her to participate in choosing her own outfits without us needing to worry if it’s appropriate.

Click through to read 5 tips for dealing with your child who wants to dress herself:


  • Let Your Child Choose One Piece 1 of 5
    Let Your Child Choose One Piece
    Instead of saying "no" to your child picking out their outfit, compromise by letting them choose one piece. Let them pick their favorite shirt, skirt, or perhaps they want to wear a tutu over their pants today.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Let Your Child Choose Once a Week 2 of 5
    Let Your Child Choose Once a Week
    Have your own "Casual Friday" routine at home. Let your child pick their entire outfit just once a week while you pick out outfits for the other four days of the school week.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Choose Together Before Bed 3 of 5
    Choose Together Before Bed
    If you spend some time before bed discussing tomorrow's outfit, you can save a lot time in the morning. Let's say your child wants to wear this piece with that, but it won't look good together; take the time to explain all this and your child will learn in no time.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Go Shopping Together 4 of 5
    Go Shopping Together
    If your child has their own taste, compromise when you're shopping by getting a mix of things that you are both okay. If she likes pink or blue or green, get as many pieces in those colors so she can have some input.
    Photo credit: photostock
  • Purchase Coordinating Pieces 5 of 5
    Purchase Coordinating Pieces
    If it's a big struggle in your house, take the time to purchase pieces that will work with all other pieces. That way your child can take their entire wardrobe and put together a whole outfit. They will be happy, and you will be, too. Everything will all pretty much match.
    Photo credit: photostock

Photo credit: adapted from iStockPhoto

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