How do I have a smooth morning?

Ever have one of those days which start out rough? Maybe you stumbled bleary eyed into the kitchen only to discover you were out of coffee. Or you were planning to wear that power suit for the big presentation and realized it was still at the cleaners. Maybe you arrived at work ready to dig in to project A and finish up final details on project B but the boss meets you at the door to demand that projects C, D, and E be addressed immediately instead. Things like that can throw your whole day off and start you off in a bad mood.

The same thing is true for your kids. Conflicts and surprises about breakfast, clothing, and plans for the day throw children off track just like they do adults.  Having a plan for a smooth morning makes things better for everyone. What’s the best plan for a smooth morning? Whatever works well for your family.

Here are some websites with helpful suggestions:

No matter how well you plan, some mornings are just going to be rough. But putting a plan in place that fits your family’s style will go a long way to making most of your mornings less stressful and set you and your child up for a successful, productive day.