Morning Failures and Successes- Back to School
Continuing on our Back-To-School Series, today we’re talking about morning routines, and more specifically- morning failures and successes.
Last year, our mornings brought us choas, shouting and tears. This was mostly due to the fact that my third grader has an OCD-type personality that makes it difficult for her to transition from one task to the next and often makes her fixate on one thing resulting in me having to rush her along. Just one, “these pants are too scratchy!” or “my hair looks poofy!” can turn the most well-planned and organized morning into a disaster. We had more school tardies last year than I care to mention, with the majority relating to here inability to understand the concept of time in the morning. I can’t tell you how many times I said, “I can’t control what time the bell rings, Cassidy!” (okay, maybe I shouted it).
This year, we’re on the road to success. I wanted to create a tool to help my punctually-challenged girl understand the concept of time and what needs to occur in order for us to make it to school on time each day.
I looked online for a tool to help us, but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. So, I decided to make one for myself titling it, “Morning Success Schedule”. And much to my joy, it worked!
I helped both of my daughters fill in the blanks of our morning schedule by starting at the bottom and filling in “Bell Rings 8:00 a.m.”, then worked our way up. “If the bell rings at 8:00 a.m., then we need to leave the house at 7:40 a.m.”…. and so on.
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Moms Getting Creative
And just in case you’re wanting to get super creative and organized with your morning routine, here’s a great tutorial from mom blogger, Organize Mom, who shows us her adorable morning checklist for young girls:
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