Planning Morning Time (8-17-13)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    Planning ahead can help your child deal with scared feelings about school.

Practice:  Today, plan how the mornings will go on school days.  Explain the plan to your child. Make a poster that describes the plan.  Use pictures for a young child. For an older child, involve him in the plan.

Ask him in what order he will do things (dress, eat, etc.).  Make sure your child has his own alarm for getting up in the morning.  Agree ahead of time about what you will do to get him up if he doesn’t get up with the alarm.

Will you come into his room?

How many times?

Go through this process with each child.  Make a plan that is for each child individually.

Let us know which tips you like the best or any others you think of that you want to pass along to others.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, OLIVER AND HIS ALLIGATOR.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at First Days of School.

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