You can also practice the different closures on your child's clothing at a low stress time, not when you're rushing out the door in the morning.
3. Size is Important
This may be controversial but it can be frustrating for children and teacher's when clothes are much too big.
Clothes or shoes that are purchased with the intention that the child will "grow into" them is nice in theory but when they're too big, they can get in the way of work, play, and movement.
4. Holes are Normal
Holes in clothing and shoes are normal and should be expected because of how active children are. Teachers aren't judging you for that and it's only a problem if the holes are causing a functional issue, i.e. rain boots that allow water in.
5. Layers Are Great
It's usually a good idea to dress your child in layers. They get hot easily because of how active they are and it can be difficult to self-regulate when you’re feeling too hot.
Being too hot or cold is a stressor in the Biological Domain, described in Dr. Stuart Shanker's book, Self-Reg.
And the tricky thing is that young children can't often make this association - "I'm hot so I feel bad/frustrated". Instead they cry or have a meltdown for seemingly no obvious reason.
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