Thursday, 12 April 2018

4 ways to Kick-start Child's mornings on Positive Note


Lets walk towards our eleventh parenting topic, hurdle of waking up our kids in morning to get ready and off to school in time.  So many things need to be completed on time probably I should say in time.

Getting out of bed is what kids usually don’t like especially on a cozy winter day. A few kids are early risers and so are easy to handle but lets talk about the kids who just ignores wake up calls and feel reluctant to step out of the bed.

There may be many factors,
which influence their behavior it may be their inability to sleep early, have pushed their limits while completing the activities, which develops restlessness.

A good start can surely overshadow all lethargy be it in mind or body. Mornings can be made enjoyable by a peaceful wake up regime. So lets see how these morning blues can be avoided by following just simple techniques.

Parenting Tips by MeenalSonal

Slow Start: 

Wakeup the kids by taping slowly on their hands, never use a loud tone.

Keep some time handy: 


Give time for a child in bed after waking up don’t expect them to stand and start as a robot as soon as they are awake, even we adults can’t do it though we know a day has started.

Task & Motivator: 


Lazy walk is normal, don’t rush your child to complete the chores, divide time slots for each task. And give a motivator after each task, like a pat after milk, hug after bath; these gestures make child feel loved and at same time feel energized for upcoming activities in school.      

Pack & Sleep: 


Make a habit to pack things like school bag, uniforms, badges, dry snack box at night so that all are at peace; as in morning hullabaloo can miss few important things.

Mornings mold one’s complete day, so be sure to have a good start for great finish.

Sharing this post with AtoZ Challenge 2018,  Day 11 - Letter K - K for Kickstart.


This month we are taking AtoZChallenge with theme #ParentingIntangibleWonder, you can read all our posts of this theme here.

Blogchatter is playing a motivator for us in this challenge.

@Meenal

17 comments:

  1. Great tips! Yes as a kid I hated when I was woken with a harsh tone and expected to just stand up and start walking. I try my best not to do the same with my son ��

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    1. Ryan, you do it right. We learn from our experiences and parenting is a never ending learning process.

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  2. This is why I avoid alarm clocks whenever possible. Instead I open a curtain prior to falling asleep and let the sunlight wake me. If I need to rise early, I use an alarm on my fitness tracker. It vibrates my wrist to wake me.

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    1. Heather, these are great tips. I shall try opening curtains and sleep, to wakeup with sunlight.

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  3. Oh yes, we do all this and a little huggy and casual massage in the mornings sometimes too. I'm not a morning person, yet I try to be calm and wake them up.

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  4. We have been following these and it works. even in online learning when they don't have to rush to catch the bus, I still follow the same routine.

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  5. Yes me and my husband often have discussion on same topic and I say same thing as you had mentioned in the post. I also believe it is not ok to use loud tone in morning. It disturb the mood. And ruin the household atmosphere too.

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  6. Thankfully both my kids had great sleeping and waking pattern.I made it a point to set it right from the beginning. But other kids in the family slept late and never woke up fresh. I wish they had such pointers to read then.U have listed them so well.

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  7. I think this is such a better way to wake up :)
    I don't like it when the morning is all rush rush! Definitely a habit we can work on

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  8. Agree that packing the school essential in the night is very important. Otherwise it would more chaos in the morning

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  9. Great tips!I try my best not to wake my kiddo in sweet tone and yes we should not expect them to be Robot as soon as they wake up .

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  10. I agree if we start our day with a smile and love it makes a beautiful day, and with kids I make sure to start this way!! Wonderful post to kickstart your day

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  11. Yes 👍 do agree with your four points... very nicely articulated. Me follow the waking ⏰ up (point 1)always.

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  12. I agree with all the pointers and happy that I follow them all and can say I am lucky that little tap is enough for my kids to wake up. A little chit chat and hugs and kisses makes it even more easy.

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  13. Kids can be really sluggish in the morning and so I too keep everything ready the night before and give them ample time to get ready for school.

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  14. Since the pandemic, kids have become slow and low on motivation especially when it comes to waking up and attending online school. These tips can definitely help kids have a great start to the day.

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  15. Absolutely important points you shared. They need some time to start the morning and packing at night is best habit.

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