I teach my own kids lots of things. I teach them how to empty the dishwasher and that smelling like trash isn't a good way to make friends, and gossiping isn't a good way to keep them. I teach them every moment I am with them, only it's not math. It's just life stuff. Life stuff is good.
Every morning, my 12-year old daughter has a fit when it comes to getting dressed. By the time I drop her off at school, we're either yelling at each other or not speaking. I'm not willing to buy her a new outfit every week. What should I do?
Getting kids dressed, fed and ready for school might sound easy, but we all know the reality isn't so simple, so we reached out on Twitter and Facebook to find out what strategies parents use for taming morning madness. What methods work for you?
Once again, Becca and I made the walk of shame to the office for another late slip. The second one in three days. Becca smiled at me and said, "It's okay, Mommy. It's a new school. You hats to get used to it, just like me."
My morning routine wouldn't be complete without putting on an episode of some trashy television show (this morning it was last night's "GCB") that I can watch and/or listen to in the background while I'm getting ready.
We must take time for ourselves at the start of our day. This time will enable us to center ourselves and channel our focus. My morning routine consists of the following activities that give me a peaceful start to the day.
Have you ever had one of those mornings where no matter how hard you try, you cannot pick out an outfit? After arriving late too many times because I could not pick out a suitable outfit, I was determined to take action.