Top Tips to Improve the Morning School Run

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Getting your kids washed, dressed, fed, and out the door on time each morning can be quite the challenge for lots of parents. This is particularly true if you’re guilty of hitting the snooze button to savour those precious moments of sleep before chaos ensues. However, there are some things you can do to help the morning routine feel a little more manageable, you just have to put your mind to it. A private school in Hertfordshire have put together the following tips to help improve the morning school run.

Plan Ahead

 If you leave everything to the last minute, the chances are that things will be forgotten, and the morning school run will be a nightmare. Instead, try and get everything organised in advance, including preparing the school lunches and packing school bags the night before. All letters should be signed in advance too, and homework should be completed as a priority each evening. It might be wise to invest in a checklist or create one on the computer so that you don’t forget anything.

Be the first one up and dressed

Try and refrain from hitting the snooze button going forward and, instead, make sure you are up and dressed before your children so that you’re not trying to sort them out and the same time as sorting out yourself. Trying to take care of your kids whilst doing your make-up and preparing for work is just a recipe for disaster. As part of being prepared, you could even lay out your outfit for the next day, as well as the kids’ school uniform, to help speed up the process.

Be consistent 

When it comes to any sort of routine, the key is consistency. If your children can become familiar with the step-by-step process of getting ready before school, it will start to come naturally for them and they will be less inclined to require your help. You could even introduce a reward system to incentivise your kids, like first one to tick off all of the items on the checklist in the morning gets to choose the movie you watch in the evening. Don’t underestimate your ability to get your kids to do what you want in order to get everyone out the door at a reasonable time.

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