Morning Start with Back to School
With back to school one week in, the morning routine and getting out of the house is often an area most parents comment on including some of the challenges they face. Whether motivation for the child to get out of the door with protests of not wanting to go to school, to children who go at their own pace which can feel like a snails pace, to the children who get distracted with each task, and all the in between.
I came across this article about reframing our idea of morning routine last week from Aha Parenting, and felt it was a nice refresher to draw from. The article speaks to getting to bed earlier, and I think this one is particularly important for parents and children, as things go a lot smoother when we have more energy in our "tank". We all have areas that could use a bit of extra attention and mindfulness, to allow us the ability to take a step back to reflect and assess best next steps. I hope you can draw some helpful pieces for you to integrate with your own family!
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I have been working with parents for over 10 years. I have learned a great deal from them as well as from parenting my own children. It has taught me that parenting is the most trying job there is, requires the support of a village, and with the right supports can be truly rewarding.