Uniform and work clothes all laid out the night before. Also any lunches etc.
Get yourself up before the kids. So you can a) get ready in peace. And b) then once you’re done you only need to focus on the kids.
Have a set time that you WANT to be out the door by!
And also - just remember - if you flap. They flap.
& If you’re already running late - you’re Already Running late!! So just go with it. Just accept you’re going to be late to work. Try and make sure everyone leaves each other on a happy note.
The hardest part for me was the mum guilt on the days where I felt I dropped them off hastily and moody! So now if we’re a bit behind. Well so be it.
Your job can replace you. Your family have only you!
Edit: previous strategies I’ve used…
For slightly younger or ASD children, visual things work best for morning routines…
E.g. Lego / megablocks: write each task the child has to do on each brick (sharpie or printed stickers) … they build the tower when they complete each morning task.
Or, each task set on Velcro or magnet strip and they remove once task is done.
Kids get up and dressed including shoes!
TV can then go on until time to go
My eldest or I lay the breakfast table the night before and she is responsible for helping my youngest get their breakfast ready whilst I sort out the bags/water bottles.
She is also responsible for getting their teeth done.
We put everything we need for the day by the front door the night before as well.
We did this last year and our children were ready far easier and earlier . They come down dressed and ready for breakfast which is just great . It has also given us time to read in the mornings and do some maths before school .
We also don't turn on the TV
I have 5 and it's worked for me so far. Once the kids are up we are out in half an hour x
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