Does anyone have any tips on best ways to handle a 3+ year old who stalls a lot? We always run late to preschool in the morning (and everywhere) because of this behaviour. She is independent, and I let her do things herself. The problem is the stalling... LO takes her own sweet time to do things, frequently getting distracted and carried away as she explores and plays. I understand what is happening, but I need to get her to school on time, and can't afford to spend 2 hours everyday yelling at her to do the next thing. And that's the thing - now she does not move on until I come and frown/yell at her. I hate the yelling. It stresses both of us out. And I'm sure its a bad fix. I've tried setting timers on the phone and on the microwave/tv to get her moving. However, it's too complex for her vs. a simple countdown. (Hmmm Should I record a countdown in my own voice???) I've tried charts to strike off/check - she loves them, but she still stalls. What do you do to get that little baby bum moving?