School holidays are over, morning madness begins... How to handle it?

During school holidays children get into the routine of waking up a bit later in the day, playing for long hours and even going to bed late. Now that the school holidays are over, how do parents re-introduce the school day routine and avoid the morning stress?

Creative Parenting Expert, Nikki Bush says that time slows down for children when they are on school holidays, and when schools re-open parents have to help them get their heads back into the game.

Listen to the full conversation on the Redi Tlhabi Show:

If you think about a family with 2 or 3 children and they have to get them dressed, pack their bags and prepare meals … If you do leave things to the last minute, everybody gets a little bit antsy, uptight and stressed

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

In order to avoid as much stress as possible we need to put some plans and frameworks into place

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

I believe that under the age of 8 or 9 children do need routine almost all of the time – the order in which the day is going to run.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

Children need routine even during the holidays, they need to know that they going to get their lunch and supper, when that falls away there's usually chaos.

Nikki Bush - Parenting expert

This article first appeared on 702 : School holidays are over, morning madness begins... How to handle it?


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