It’s 9a.m. on Monday morning. You just dropped your child off at preschool. Do you feel like you’ve run a marathon? Chances are that you do…and you’re not alone. As a parent, mornings can be the most hectic time of day. But they don’t have to be. Read on for tips to get your child up and out the door each morning…hassle-free. And perhaps you’ll be able to take a five-minute coffee break before continuing with your day.
The key to more pleasant mornings is establishing routines. Routines make everything easier, so start thinking about the evening and morning habits that will work best for your family. The goal is to create un-rushed schedules, so everyone in the family can head off to work and school without being in a frenzy.
Keep in mind that preschoolers are not little adults, so they’re not thinking ahead. They live in the here and now. So, it’s up to the adults in their lives to establish structure and help children follow routines to get them to school happy and healthy each morning.
Rule of thumb: Everything that does not have to be done in the morning should be completed the night before. Try these tips with your child on school nights to move things along the next morning:
You successfully made it through the evening routine. Keep the structure going the next morning with the following suggestions:
Want to learn more about helping your child establish routines? Feel free to contact us. We look forward to speaking with you!
Admn February 8th, 2018
Posted In: Montessori Education