These days, your little striptease artist may take off his clothes as quickly as you can get them on, especially "easy" garments like sweaters and pants with elastic waistbands. Don't despair — rejoice! Children practice new skills as often as possible — it's all part of their natural drive to master the world around them and become more independent. And there's a teasing element involved, too; your child likes to test you to see who's in charge of him and his life.
That said, how do you keep him from running around naked? Try these tips:
- Instead of getting into battles, have your child help you dress him, even if it takes three times as long.
- Invite him to take things off at the appropriate time.
- If all else fails, put him in more challenging garments like overalls and a zippered jacket.