How can we change our behavior so that mornings feel calm instead of chaotic? It can help to take a step back and look at what needs to get done in the mornings and how we want to interact with our children.
Adding Stress by Nagging and Ordering
One thing that adds to morning stress is when parents feel they need to give their kids lots of orders to get them out the door on time:
- "Eat your breakfast."
- "Brush your teeth."
- "Get dressed right now!"
- "Remember to bring your clarinet."
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