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Tips for Making Mornings Easier with Young Children

Children’s Morning Routines

Even if you’re not a morning person yourself, life with children doesn’t give a damn about your preferences. You have to create an AM routine when you have kids around. Even more stressful is Back-to-School and the need to maintain a tight schedule. A stable and clear morning routine will help the whole family stay on track. A clear structure also gives your children a feeling of security and trust. This ensures that kids are aware of what is expected and know how to quickly move through their responsibilities.

Here’s how to create a more relaxed morning with your kids:

1. Always Start at Night

You can accomplish a variety of tasks the night before. You’ll feel more relaxed and have less stress in the morning. Among the many tasks you can do is to choose the clothes for your children. You can take care of laundry and other unforeseen problems, such as missing accessories, at night.

Hang the packs on a hook to avoid searching and simplify your morning routine. Hang your packs to avoid searching for them and to simplify the morning.

2. Make sure everyone gets enough sleep

healthy sleep - Tips for Making Mornings Easier with Young ChildrenThe elephant in the living room is sleep. The importance of good sleep cannot be underestimated. It is as important as nutrition and exercise. A healthy diet, and a warm bath just before bedtime can help you get enough sleep. Everyone loves a good night’s sleep. This includes children. This is a little vacation in the dreamland. How can you tell if your child gets enough sleep?

A chart breaks down how many sleep hours a child should get according to their age. If your 2-year-old child needs to get up at 8 am then they should be in bed by 8 pm. Make sure you feed your child as early as possible and limit screen time.

3. Make sure you wake up before your kids

Early risers are not just good for you, but also your children. You should get up 10-20 minutes before your children wake up. You’ll be able start your day off right. You are also setting an example for your children. You can prepare breakfast without feeling rushed if you didn’t do it the night before. It’s easier to load the bags in the car so you don’t have to search for things at the last moment. You won’t have to shout in the mornings asking for your phone or purse.

4. Create Morning Stations

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Your mornings may be chaotic if you have more children. You can also easily become overwhelmed by the stacks of homework and school supplies. Also, you don’t want the toys scattered around your house. Create a personal workstation. Cubbies can also be a great solution. Invest in bookshelves to create an easy system for organizing paperwork and toys. Morning stations are a great way to organize schoolwork. Your spouse or children may need some time to get used to the new routine, but your mornings will be smooth sailing once you’ve established it.

5. Create a home for every item

When you are pressed for time in the morning, organizing kits can be a lifesaver. You can designate a station to hold books, pens and hooks to hang backpacks. This helps you find the items needed for school. It also saves you from having to spend an entire morning looking for your phone, car keys or purse. You should know where to store your shoes, clothes and other essentials. This will eliminate annoying morning chases and the dreaded “emergency”.

6. Create a Morning Routine Chart

This is more a schedule. Every minute counts. Create a morning routine that includes all the activities you must do. When should kids brush their teeth, for example? After breakfast or after a shower, for example? You can make it easier on younger children by using pictures and drawings. Include activities like:

  • Face washing
  • Dressing up
  • Brushing teeth
  • Breakfast
  • Combing hair
  • Finally, you can leave the house by putting on your shoes.

Here is a simple example. You can customize a routine to fit your family.

A successful morning routine will have a positive effect on your entire day. Talk to your family members and find a solution that works for everyone. You can enjoy a stress-free morning together with your family if you have a plan.

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