After a horrible morning this morning I decided enough fighting - she works better with positive rewards so we are going to try a new approach. I looked to my favorite resource...pinterest! I found a few morning reward charts and modified them to create my own.
She had a blast taking all the pictures and I told her that in the morning she would get to see her surprise. After looking through lots of websites for reward ideas, I finally came up with what would work best for us. Most mornings Addi gets a Nutra Grain bar on her way to school so instead of a "bar" as she calls it, she will get to pick a breakfast treat. I got mini blueberry muffins (which she thinks are cupcakes), chocolate covered granola bar and a Lucky Charms cereal treat bar. I wanted to keep it healthier than candy but still give her something to look forward to. We will limit these treats to only mornings when she gets 4 stickers. And this girl loves to be able to pick her own stuff (she's very independent) so this is perfect.
Wish me luck...hopefully things will get easier and I won't start my day off on the wrong foot. I've also included some blank morning routine charts for anyone else that needs some stress free mornings - hope they work for you.