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School mornings can be one of the most stressful and hurried times of the day. I even wrote a post on getting out of the house on time. It contains tips that can make your mornings smoother. Even if you do all these tricks, you can still have a crazy morning. Sometimes I feel like I’ve said, “put your socks on” 5 times, actually I know I did this morning. Even though my kids are 5, 8, and 10 I feel like I need to yell to get them going to do things and I can get really frustrated.
The BEST tip for getting through the morning without yelling
I’ve realized that I haven’t been yelling the last few mornings and I’ve been thinking what I’ve been doing that’s different. I’m still having to tell them to brush their teeth, then double checking to make sure they did it. I’m still woken up before my alarm by a five year to ask if it’s a school day and what the temperature will be. I realized I’m not as tired lately. I’ve been getting to bed on time. When I wake up I feel well rested and not annoyed when they ask me a dumb question.
Even though I’ve had stuff to do around the house, I’ve been going to bed earlier. Not a lot, just a little, maybe 30 minute or an hour. We always say when kids are grumpy it’s usually because they are tired, but I think maybe the same can be said for parents too! It’s so simple! I’ve left the dishes in the dishwasher and the clothes unfolded to go lay in bed and read a book. I end up turning off the lights and falling asleep earlier than I normally do. I didn’t even realize that maybe I was just overtired and stressed.
If you’re feeling that all you do is yell in the mornings and are feeling grumpy, why don’t you give this a try. It may work.
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