MAKE YOUR MORNING FUN
Stephanie Saliger shares more words of wisdom from her years of experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
If you’re undecided on which path to take, try several morning routines and then decide which one is the best fit. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”
GIVE POSITIVE REINFORCMENT
When your children are cooperative and responsible in the mornings, tell them how much you appreciate it. Create incentives for consistent timeliness, like a weekend activity or trip to their favorite restaurant.
DON’T GIVE UP.
Developing a morning routine that works for the whole family is challenging. Be flexible and willing to “tweak” the routine to make it work better for everyone. Eventually, you will have a happier family when mornings are organized and less stressful.