Do you find you are late for everything? Do you find yourself asking your kids- "Are you ready yet?"
Then read on to find tips to help everyone get out of the house on time and stress free.
Talk about your plan with your kids - they are more likely to follow the plan if they understand what it involves.
As kids get older you can keep a packing list on the refrigerator of items they need for a particular sport or activity. They can refer to the list and pack it themselves. You can also laminate a small card and attatch it to their bag for easy reference.
Time management for kids includes giving them the responsibility and the tools to complete a task.
If you have kids who like to savor their breakfast set a timer for a realistic time period and explain to them when it rings they have to move on to getting dressed etc. If necessary wake them up 10 minutes early.
So, start a morning routine that works for your family. Include time for breakfast, brushing teeth, changing etc. and stick to it. This time management for kids will help them develop a healthy routine.
Establish a place for you and your kids to get things together before leaving the house.
This is where all coats,shoes, gloves, hats, backpacks etc. are placed for quick and easy retrieval in the morning.
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