Now that you are the adult, the tables have turned! Waking up those little morning grumpies has always been a hectic start for your day, your mornings have rarely been orderly and you are filled with downright misery, finally, you end up being the mommy-monster every morning. Well, if this is really the case, then we have exactly what you are looking for, to help you fall into pattern and dealing with morning routine.
- Foremost is to check the sleeping habits of your child. Getting into bed on time, the night before, could help him rouse without making it hectic for you. Also check if your child is not facing any problems falling asleep.
- Children respond differently to different methods. Adopt a method that your child responds to, the best. You could try flashing the light on and off or shaking them while calling out their name, alarm clock too works for some.
- Aroma of delicious breakfast: the aroma of some delicacy might just work for your kid and draw him out of the bed. Try some baking in the morning, to fill your home with delicious aroma that might naturally drag your children from their rooms.
- Planning for the next day really works in case of morning grumpies. The best approach defuse morning mayhem is to organize yourself and your children the night before. Organizing could include preparing clothes and shoes for the next day along with filling backpacks.
- Totally ban TV and computer for the mornings. Incase your morning grumpies are ready before time and have some spare time in hand, you’ll still have to refrain them from watching TV or using the computer. You’ll have to stand firm on this one and pacify any squabble that arises.
- Ultimately, you can’t get your children off to school on time without their help. So decide some morning responsibilities for your kids and hold them accountable for their share of work, whether it’s getting cleaned up and dressed or something more complicated.
- Lastly Face it, things seldom go perfectly. Anything from a missing shoe to a temper tantrum can throw the whole morning off. So you rather add some extra minutes for dealing with your morning routine with ease. Figuring out how much time the kids need to get dressed up and hit the door could help you adding those additional minutes. This extra time will keep you from getting stressed out if things go off the beam.
As the parent, you may be dealing with several different personality types, but identifying the most suitable routine and sticking to it shall help those little bed-heads get them out of the door in good spirits and the day shall be a breeze.