A Morning Plan for School Days (8-3-15)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

We understand that some of our readers are from countries that have royal princesses and princes. We respect the important history and official roles of those royal princesses and princes. These parenting tips are designed to help us understand how an ordinary person can become a lovable, capable princess or prince – both in spirit and in action.

Because these parenting tips are inspired by our featured book, PRINCESS IN TRAINING and because August is back-to school month for many kids, these tips are about how your child can return to school as a lovable, capable princess (or prince).

Decide: To be a princess in spirit and in action, your child needs to feel all of her feelings and still be ready to do what is expected.

Practice:  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, if he is old enough.  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.

Read more about lovable, capable princesses (and princes): Becoming a Lovable and Capable Prince or Princess.

Come back to Daily Parenting Tips each day for another helpful tip.


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