Getting moving in the morning
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|Wed, 09-20-2006 - 10:42am|
I have a kindergartener, a 2nd grader and a 2-year-old. I'm looking for any tips or advice about getting my kids moving in the morning.
The grade-schoolers have clear, understandable charts for things need to accomplish in the morning. They set their clothes and shoes out the night before. They have their own alarm clocks to wake them up. All they need to do is get up, get dressed, eat breakfast, make their beds and take care of any dirty clothes. They go to bed between 7 and 8 and get up at 6:45, so I think they're getting enough sleep. We leave for school at 7:50.
I feel like the evil, naggy mom every morning, though, because they just drag their feet so bad. Any ideas on how to get them motivated? I've told them that they can watch TV (which is NEVER on while they're getting ready, BTW) if they are ready to walk out the door by 7:30. It doesn't seem to help.
I really want to send them off to school on a much happier note, and I want to start my day in a better frame of mind too! I appreciate any tips or tricks I could try.