NUMBER 1. Wake Up with Ample Time: Rushing out the door doesn’t benefit anyone. Create a morning routine that provides structure without the hustle. Helpful tip: Pack bags the evening before.
NUMBER 2. Offer a Nutritious Breakfast: Encourage a healthy breakfast with a mix of carbohydrates, proteins and fruits. A well-balanced meal fuels their bodies and minds for the day ahead.
NUMBER 3. Say Positive Affirmations: Start the day with positivity. Encourage children to share a reason they are proud of themselves, and then you follow with a reason you are proud of them. Before heading into school, share a way they are going to positively impact a classmate’s, or teacher’s day.
NUMBER 4. Avoid Electronics: Wake up your child’s brain with upbeat or soothing music instead of turning on the TV or taking out an iPad. Social interaction is so important.
NUMBER 5. Get Moving: Physical activity promotes alertness and a positive mindset. After breakfast have your child throw a ball with the dog, help take out the trash, or simply run to the bus stop.
With the waking of a new year, take this opportunity to refresh your morning routine and turn it into a positive part of your day.