One of the things that I enjoy the most about summer is the lazy morning. But in a few weeks that will all come to an end. Soon the morning rush will return where we are trying to find backpacks and matching socks. Who has time to deal with that, and even more, who wants that kind of stress to start their day?
If you haven’t experienced the shouting: “I can’t find my other shoe. Where is my jacket?” – consider yourself lucky! Most families have had to deal with this kind of a morning, sometimes every morning. Try some of these back to school morning routine hacks to help minimize stress!
Take showers and baths the night before. By bathing and showering at night, your kids will have extra time to sleep and more time to get out the door!
Organize school clothes ahead of time.
Lay out clothes the night before. Get your kids involved and have them pick out their clothes for the next day.Have them decide what to wear and then have a special place that the clothes are placed, such as the top of the dresser or end of the bed. Most importantly, make sure they have shoes and socks to go with the outfit!
Transition to Earlier Bedtimes/Wake-times Gradually. If you are lucky to have kids that slept in all summer, they are going to have to get used to waking up early again. But having more time to get ready can help when something is lost. Keep the television off until everything is done, and the morning will be much calmer.
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