I had a terrible morning with my son last week. I was in a hurry, he was not dressed, fed or ready 20 minutes before we had to leave and it all fell apart from there. When I kissed him goodbye at school that morning a light bulb went off. I have a morning routine that I follow everyday. I’ve written about it before. It’s a small collection of tasks I complete that get things done and get my day off to a good, balanced start. It was time to help him create his own morning routine.
We worked on a list as I made dinner. He wrote down everything that had to happen from the time his feet hit the ground in the morning to the moment his booty his the seat of the car for our ride to school. Here is the list. I will mention that he added the check boxes next to each task on his own.
I’ve included a printable for you and your kids to create their own morning routines. Click on the image to download the checklist. Independence is good and lists help with that so feel free to print it off and put it into action today. Instill good habits early and often, you’re empowering your child and creating a solid foundation for the rest of their lives.
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