And … they’re off!
The most challenging time of the year is here as we transition from the lazy days of summer to the ticking clock of the back-to-school schedule.
From the moment one adult first gets out of bed until the last child is out the door averages 77 minutes for most people. That’s 77 minutes filled with convincing people to get up, approving outfits, making meals for breakfast AND lunch, coordinating schedules, and then heading on their way.
It’s no wonder that 60% of parents responding to an Ipsos Reid agreed that mornings are the most stressful time of the day.
With all the things that need to happen before people finally sit down to eat breakfast, it usually becomes the thing that is sacrificed as people head out the door.
With a little planning, you can still make sure your family has a solid start to each day:
1 Plan Ahead
There’s just something about walking down to a fully set table with boxes of cereal and bowls already on the table that just starts a day better. It only takes a second before bed but makes a huge difference.
2 Involve The Kids
Whether you involve them in the pre-planning, or get them to help in the morning, it’s a great way to teach kids about nutrition. The younger ones can choose the cereal and set the table. Middle ones can help with pouring, while the older ones are great at cleaning up 😉
3 Mix It Up
To avoid the same old routine, let your kids mix up their cereal in the morning. The average household has 3 types of cereal on hand at any one time, so why not let them ad lib a blend of flavors?!
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