I am at a loss as to how to get my dd to get ready for school in the morning. She either can't or just won't stay on task and do her morning to do's like teeth brushing, getting dressed, brushing hair, etc. The morning goes like this- Dd comes upstairs and has to eat immediately, she is starving( I say this b/c I have tried making a rule like she has to be dressed and hair brushed before ahe can eat breakfast, but she is too hungry and it causes a screaming meltdown). Then she kind of "spaces around" doing what she wants to do whether it is reading, drawing, picking her nose ;), etc. At this point I say, "come on dd, its time to brush your hair". She ignores me and keeps wasting time. I keep badgering her until I eventually lose patience and yell at her. Then she starts in with, "STOP YELLING AT ME! YOU ARE AWFUL!, etc." We are both really upset by the time she leaves for the bus.
I hate starting every day like this. I don't understand why she does this.
I am at a loss as far as logical consequences. When she misses the bus, it is me that suffers b/c I have to take the 1 year old out at 8 am and she falls asleep too early, etc.
I guess I do believe she is capable fo focusing enough to get ready in the morning, although I sometimes have my doubts. She is very spacey and slow moving.
Thanks for your help.