School is starting and mornings can get so chaotic. It’s important to have a way to reduce the chaos and make everyone’s lives a little easier. Check out these five tips to get your family moving in the right direction on school mornings.
#1. Clothes Laid Out
This seems like something that shouldn’t take more than five minutes in the morning to do, however, when you’re in a hurry it can take forever. If you take five minutes the night before and lay out the clothes, you will be in chaos free heaven the morning of.
#2. Easy Breakfast Ideas
Breakfast is also one of those trouble makers on school mornings. It’s time to kick the chaos to the curb with the help of easy breakfast ideas. If you have to feed your kids cold cereal every morning for school, do not feel bad, you’re just trying to make the mornings easier on everyone. You can also plan ahead for breakfast by making mini muffins over the weekend and freezing them for the busy week ahead.
#3. Get Up Earlier
It’s easy to allow chaos to reign when you’re in a hurry. Try getting the family to wake up at least ten minutes earlier than normal on school mornings. Kids can be slow getting around because they are struggling to get used to a routine. One of the only ways to reduce morning school chaos is to just begin your day a little easier. This might mean sending the kids to bed a few minutes earlier as well.
#4. Talk About Routine with Your Child
Involving your child in morning routine decisions is important. They can help you lay out clothing, choose breakfast items, and even get up a little earlier without a fight. You can keep mornings chaos free by talking with your child about the importance of a routine. Sometimes kids don’t know why you’re stressing out over their slow moving morning bodies. Communication is key during those busy school mornings.
#5. Simplify Things
There are a lot of things to be done on school mornings, but it may be time to simplify things. Perhaps your child is involved in too many sports and you aren’t getting home till late. So there’s no time to prep for morning time savers. Now is the time to decide how chaos free you want your life to be for this next school year.
What tips do you have for keeping mornings chaos free? I’d love to hear your tips.