SAPS 11 – 10 Tips To Master Your Kids Morning Routine – Stress Free.
Posted by: Sue Atkins
In this packed episode we look at ways to get kids up and to school on time stress free, how to juggle running your own business while being a great parent plus keeping your kids happy and healthy through exercise.
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I started out by asking the kids:
1.“What would your best ever morning look, sound and feel like?”
2.“How would you like to be woken up?” – by Mum, an alarm clock, by Dad, or by your sister ……
3.“What would you like to happen next?”
4.“Then what would you like to do?”
5.What would your ideal breakfast be?”
6.“Then what would you like to happen?”
Don’t judge but that could open up a whole relaxed and positive conversation around healthy eating, toooooo much TV or fitting this into family life with school runs, younger brothers and sisters, packing pack lunches and being practical etc etc
Then discuss their WORST morning ever.
1.” What would be the worse senario for you?”
2.“How would you be woken up?”
3.“What would happen next?”
4.“Then what would you do?”
5.“What would be your worst breakfast?”
6.“Then what would happen?”
7.“Is there anything that makes you particularly angry, grumpy or sad in the morning?”
This isn’t about giving away your power as a parent but helping you find out about what really matters to your child from their perspective and then deciding on better ways forward because as Albert Einstein said, “The definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result!”
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