We have an understanding in our house between Greta and myself. We set this rule up early on because I foresaw the battles that might ensue in years to come. She dresses herself for everything except a few key occasions each year. When things like family photos, weddings, and special religious events happen, she knows we don’t argue. But then I leave her alone to dress herself for school, and daily/weekly activities. It’s worked out pretty well thus far, and sometimes as she walks down the stairs I can’t help but smile.