Mornings can be hectic and hurried. And when your day gets off to a rough start, everything that follows can seem more challenging. To ensure that your family has stress-free and productive mornings, here are 9 tips to get your troop out the door on time.
1. Prepare the night before. Make lunches and pack backpacks the night before so your necessities are all set when you get ready to walk out the door.
2. Get your kids to bed on time. Sleep is essential for growing bodies and developing brains. Ideally, school age children should sleep at least 10 hours a night. So if waking your kids up in the morning is a struggle, try giving them an earlier bed time.
3. Wake up earlier. Parents, this one is for you. Waking up earlier — before your kids wake up — and getting yourself ready first can help you avoid feeling so rushed.
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