Mornings are tough when you are trying to get three kids out of the house, ON TIME, for school. Sometimes they can be rushed and stressful. I want to share a few tips on how to make getting ready and out the door for school smooth and stress free.
This is important to me because it is ME who sets the tone for my children's day. It is my job to make sure they don't feel stressed out, sad, or mad because I didn't make sure to be a patient loving parent. I figured this out when my oldest started Kindergarten. When I was running late, stressed out, impatient and dare I say raising my voice I could visibly see that I had created turmoil inside of him. After noticing this I made a conscious effort to correct my behavior.
After all I am teaching him life skills through my actions every second my kids are with me.
Tip #1-Wake up earlier!!
Tip #2-Consciously correct YOUR attitude
Tip #3-Read the scriptures
As my children are eating breakfast I read a chapter of scripture to them. It is actually easier then reading at night because their mouths are full of food so they can't talk as I am reading to them. I feel as if it gives my children spiritual strength to choose the right during the day as well as setting the tone in our home. Since I have been reading scripture in the morning there is an over whelming peace in our home. In turn my children are happy as can be and spiritually strengthened to face their day.
Tip #4-Do as much as you can the night before