Parenting is a hectic task, and now more people are seeking daycare in order to help better the upbringing of a child. It becomes especially challenging when you have to wake your child up in the morning. However, you cannot always afford childcare because of many reasons. If you still dread the accurate morning routine for kids, which won't make them late for school, then you are surely one of those parents who have difficulty trying to establish a morning routine for their kids. It could be tricky, and most of the parents think an academy or a Montessori Preschool can help you in this. What if we tell you that you can establish a morning routine for your kids that actually works. It might sound complicated or somewhat unbelievable, but we can help you achieve that – all you have to do is just follow these simple steps:
1. Sleep Patterns
We just cannot stress this point enough that a sound, and full sleep is most important when it comes to a successful morning routine. Let us tell you that nothing is going to work out better if you or your kids do not have enough sleep because either of you is going to be cranky if you don't have enough sleep, which is least helpful when it comes to a particular morning routine.
2. Get Everyone Ready
It is essential to get everyone ready even before the actual morning starts. The best time to get prepared is the night before. You should prepare breakfast the night before, choose children's clothes, pack their bags, and even if you are unable to prepare the full breakfast, you should at least prepare some of the items which could save you time in the morning. It will lower the number of responsibilities for everyone, making it a more comfortable morning routine for you.
3. Wake Up Early
Waking up early has its own perks, and even if you aren’t able to wake up really early, you need to get up at least 30 minutes before your kids do. This way, you will be able to prepare caffeinated beverages before your kids wake up, which will allow you to give a fresh and lively start. Creating a routine will not only be helpful for your kids but will also help you in establishing a routine for your kids.
4. Get it Organized
Discipline and organization are crucial when it comes to raising a child. You will have to make a to-do list for mornings or a morning routine chart, so you don't skip anything by chance. Include all the morning rituals in your chart including, brushing teeth, washing face (or showering), dressing up, combing hair neatly, eating breakfast, and grabbing lunch. If your child is young, you can also use pictures instead of a list with words.
5. Keep Child Motivated
Keeping your child motivated to do all the stuff in the morning is the key, and you can use the when-then approach to get the undesirable parts of morning rituals done to get to the desirable parts.
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