Heading back to the classroom can be both exciting and stressful for our kiddos.
But there are some simple strategies we can use to give them a chance at a better day.
Remove the stress of rushing around.
I know that when I am pressed for time my heart rate rises, my thoughts scramble, and I fell panicked. It is a generally awful feeling and that is no different for our kids when they are caught in the whirlwind of frantically rushing to be on time in the morning. We can avoid that whole scene if we commit to being time managers for ourselves and our children.
Wake up a little earlier if you have to and set time limits for activities like eating breakfast, getting dressed, and doing chores. It helps me to plan on leaving 10 minutes before necessary just in case things don't go as planned.
Plan a healthy breakfast.
Kids do well when they eat well.
It doesn't have to be a challenge to fill your little ones' bellies with the most nutritious choices.
Love them up!
Nobody can build up a child like their momma can. And we all know it is the little things that matter most. Sometimes, as parents with a million things on our plates, we get distracted or forgetful of how much this matters. Make a mental note to love up those kiddies in whatever way you can. Share an unexpected hug, remind them about what makes them so special, tell them how proud you are of them. Your words and actions stay with them always so don't skimp on the loving.
All of the little pieces we can put together to make our children's morning run smoothly and feel positive will help make their school day even better.
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