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4 years ago

Morning school battles! 😬🖍📚

My daughter is starting kindergarten soon and it’s the first time she will attend AM class. She’s NOT a morning person! Any tips to make the mornings smooth?? I’m a little worried about upcoming battles! 😬😬😬 Help!!
Morning school battles! 😬🖍📚

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10 months ago

I’m very late to this post… but what I’ve always done is start the morning by playing upbeat fun music. My girls loved it. They’re teens now and still like to do this for the drive in to school. When they were young I’d put on Happy by Pharrell Williams or Good Morning by Mandisa and I’d dance and sing around their rooms turning lights on. It kinda helped that I am a morning person lol. Theyre still not morning people but it helped for them to not wake up grouchy

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, US
3 years ago

I know I was a struggle for my mom to get to school, from the day I started preschool to the day I graduated. I’m not a school person or a morning person, and even now I work 2nd shift 🤣 Leave plenty of “wake up” time in the morning before jumping into getting ready (even if it means getting up a little earlier, it helps), a nice breakfast especially that smells good (cinnamon rolls are v convincing), and waking up nicely (to music or a gentle Good morning, rather than “time to get up!” or an obnoxious alarm. My parents got me an alarm clock that played radio music as the alarm). Best of luck 😉

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, US
3 years ago

I’m totally late to the party lolol

4 years ago

This was sent a couple months ago I see. Did you find out any tricks, secrets?? Already halfway through and my kiddos Still isn’t Adjusted!! He StiLl wants to ‘nap’ when he gets home at 315 then there goes a goood bedtime for Kindergarten next morning. 🤦‍♀️😒.

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4 years ago

The first couple of months were hard- she was exhausted when she got home. We just tried to keep her Moving and awake till 6:00 -6:30, then she would sleep through the night. The evenings are much harder than the mornings for us. She’s adjusted now and makes it easily til 7ish. Sorry- no great advice- we just would do things she finds fun to keep her awake. Playground, bike rides, some cartoons, playing board games etc...

4 years ago

Our mornings are so stressful, too. I’m going to try breakfast smoothies this week to see if it helps. She just won’t eat, but then gets in trouble for being cranky at school.

4 years ago

Prepping the night before, starting the early wake up a few days before school to help get used to the new routine and leaving enough time for a gentle wake up. My grandmother used to wake us up by quietly singing “Good morning to you. Good morning to you. Good morning *insert their name*. Mommy and Daddy love you.” Sung to the tune of happy birthday. Not sure why but it always put a smile on my face as a child and it does so for my dragon baby in the morning 🙂

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