Ms. Rachel shares a controversial parenting hack that makes mornings so much easier
"I’m doing my best, and so are you."
Ms. Rachel is a YouTube sensation with over 6.5 million followers on her “Songs for Littles” channel. She is also a former preschool teacher and the mother of a 4-year-old son and a 21-month-old toddler.
The music educator revealed one of her parenting tricks on TikTok recently, and although it’s clever, it’s caused some debate on the platform. “I dress my little boy for school at night,” Ms. Rachel revealed. “We put on a nice new shirt (and) sweatpants — super comfy, great for jammies. And then, when he wakes up, we throw on sneakers."
“Someday, I’ll teach him to wake up for school and get dressed,” she continued. “That will be a very good thing to teach. But I can’t do that right now. And that’s OK. I’m doing my best, and so are you. And I love you.”
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Getting a 4-year-old ready for school in the morning is tough, especially when you also have a toddler. So, taking one of the big steps — getting dressed — out of the equation should make mornings much more manageable. However, some parents had a problem with Ms. Rachel’s routine.
"Please don’t teach mums to be lazy and send there kids in smelly creased clothes they deserve to sleep in comfortable pj shirt...," one angry commenter wrote.
But Ms. Rachel assured her fans that her son doesn’t “get sweaty” and that “there’s been no issues with wrinkly clothes.” The vast majority of moms defended their favorite preschool teacher. "I like how so many people are questioning the woman raising our kids. I love you so much Ms. Rachel," Alexis Jaclyne wrote.
"Success is finding what works for you. Not following arbitrary rules. Love it!" Boo wrote. "All kids can benefit from this. they can sleep in, and it makes mornings so smooth," Karla Nava added.
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