Getting toddler out the door
My son is almost 2.5yo and is very interested in dictating what he does, doing everything himself, and throwing tantrums if one little thing goes wrong. I can normally deal with the outbursts, whining and tantrums, but when we have to leave the house to go somewhere it gets ridiculous. We have a pretty consistent morning routine and I’ve lately taken the “Positive Discipline” advice of talking about the routine before it happens and asking him “okay, what do we do after breakfast?” to make him feel more autonomous. But almost every morning he has multiple tantrums and it’s really difficult when I’m trying to make it to daycare and work on time! I usually end up sternly telling him what he needs to do “right now!” or picking up his limp or flailing body to wherever he needs to be (at the breakfast table, on the potty, in his room getting dressed, etc.). Any advice for making the morning routine smoother and quicker? Or maybe I should just stop dreaming about being at work on time?