As we all know school has already begun and as parents we couldn’t be happier. One thing I dread is waking up in the morning and getting my 5 year old daughter ready for school. Not only does she kick and scream because she does not want to wake up but she sometimes does not cooperate. That can be very stressful.
I know is early and believe me I rather be sleeping as well but we have to do what we have to do. I noticed that it was becoming a habit to take my daughter late to school and I obviously did not like it because what was I teaching my daughter;To be late and not have responsibility. That needed to change, so I started to tweak a few things about my morning routine that has helped me to get her to school on time and actually made it fun and stress free.
I am going to share with you my morning routine and I guarantee this will help you with getting to school on time and be stress free. Hope you enjoy my tips and put it to practice.
My school morning routine tips…
- Have your child’s clothes ready
To have your child clothes ready the night before is going to save you time and stress. It is a simple step in the right direction, and your morning is already starting on the right foot. Whether your child wears uniform or “regular” clothes this step is a must. You will not be running around trying to find clothes for your child so early in the morning when all we want to do is get out the door as quickly as we can so they won’t be late. This tips saves you much needed time.
2. Bathe the night before
I always take my daughter a bath the night before because let’s face it I am not going to take my kicking and screaming child so early in the morning a bath. It is not going to happen and I am happy with that. I love this step because not only is your child fresh to go to sleep but you just saved your self a morning hassle.
3. Pack snacks
I pack my daughter’s snacks right before I wake her up in the morning. When you pack your child snacks or lunch make sure you already have an idea of what you are going to put in your child lunch box the day/night before. This will make it easier for you in the morning since you will only go to the kitchen to get what you need. One more thing, I pack my daughter snacks when she is not around because then it will turn into ” I don’t want that, I want this, I don’t eat that, I want candy,” you get my point. I am all about living a stress free life here or morning and she will not ruin it for me.
4. Wake up 20 minutes earlier
Give your self time to breathe and patience while your child is not cooperating with you in waking up. This happens to me all of the time well most of the time and I would be late because of this. I learned that I have to wake up at least 20 minutes earlier than usual to have time for the unexpected. whether your child does not want to wake up, your child refuses to brush his/her teeth, does not want to change clothes or they are simply cranky. By the time you get it together and your child too you will be on your normal morning schedule, no lateness here.
5. Bribe them
Once you are a parent bribing is the most frequent thing we do with our kids. So it comes to no surprise that bribing your child does work and saves us some stress. I usually tell my daughter “wake up Jami if you wake up and behave I am going to buy you something after school” it can be ice cream or anything of that nature but yes I bribe her. Blame me, accuse me of whatever but don’t judge me because I know you do it too. It will be a guarantee that you will see your child jump off of the bed so fast as counting 1 2 3.
6. Make it fun
Another good way to make school mornings less chaotic and stressful is to have some fun. You can make a competition with your child about who can change faster, who brushes their teeth better, things like this will make your child smile and be more active in the morning. It really does wake them up and they even help you with some of the morning things you need to get done. I sometimes make funny faces to my daughter when she brushes her teeth and she laughs so hard that I have to laugh too. After that she tells me to do it again abut 50 times which is not fun. Making school morning a little fun for your child is something that I noticed gets my daughter awake quicker and us out of the door faster.
This is my school morning routine and my stress free tips to getting to school on time and to not loose your cool as a mom. I am wondering…
do you have any cool school morning routine that you want to share? please let me know on the comments I would love to hear them…
Como todos sabemos, la escuela ya ha comenzado y , como padres, no podíamos estar más feliz . Una cosa que no me gusta es despertar en la mañana y despertar a mi hija de 5 años para ir a la escuela . No solo porque ella patalea y grita porque ella no quiere despertar , pero que a veces no coopera . Eso puede ser muy estresante.
Sé que es temprano y prefiero estar durmiendo , pero tenemos que hacer lo que tenemos que hacer . Me di cuenta de que se estaba convirtiendo en un hábito para llevar a mi hija tarde a la escuela y yo , obviamente, no me gusta porque que le estaba yo enseñando a mi hija ; Que esta bien llegar tarde y no tiener responsabilidad . Eso tenía que cambiar , así que comenze a cambiar algunas cosas sobre mi rutina de la mañana que me ha ayudado a llegar a la escuela a tiempo y en realidad lo hacía divertido y libre de estres.
Yo voy a compartir con ustedes mi rutina de la mañana y te garantizo esto le ayudará a llegar a la escuela a tiempo y estar libre de estrés . Espero que disfrutes de mis consejos y ponerlo a la práctica.
Mi rutina de la mañana de la escuela / consejos …
- Tener la ropa lista
Dese tiempo a usted para respirar y paciencia mientras que su hijo no está cooperando con usted en despertar . Esto me pasa todo el tiempo , así la mayor parte del tiempo y aveses llego tarde a causa de esto . Aprendí que tengo que despertar al menos 20 minutos antes de lo habitual para tener tiempo para lo inesperado . Si es que su hijo no quiere despertar , su hijo se niega a cepillarse los dientes, no quiere cambiarse de ropa o que simplemente estan de mal humor . En el momento en que usted consigue restaurarse junto a su hijo todavia se encontrará en su horario normal de mañana , sin tardanza aquí .