“Happy, calm children learn best – Daniel Goleman”.
This is true and as parents, we need to ensure that our children are happy and calm at all times. The following activities will help your children start off their day on the right note and enjoy the whole day.
Set a Proper Bedtime Routine
This is the most important on the list, as children are usually at their best performance when they get the right amount of sleep required. According to medicalert.org.au, children between 1 and 2 years should get 11 to 14 hours of sleep (including naps), children between 3 and 5 should get 10 to 13 hours of sleep (including naps), and children between 6 and 12 should get between 9 to 12 hours of sleep, while teenagers should get 8 to 10 hours of sleep at night. This will prepare them for an active and great day.
Get Prepared The Night Before To Avoid The Morning Rush
Activities that can be done the night before should not be pushed to the next morning, the lesser you have to do in the morning the better.
Be The First To Prepare For The Day
Be the first to prepare for the day, when you are already prepare for the day, it will be easier to monitor and supervise your children as they get prepared in the morning.
Wake Your Children Up Gently, With Love
This is important for children, they are different and you need to treat them differently. Start with their name or a word they like to hear. Give time for simmering and stretching. If it will take another minute for them to wake up, give them that. You can also wake your children up by singing to them.
Ask Your Children About What They Want For Each Day
You can ask your children questions like “what are you looking forward to?” Questions like this help to create a smooth start for children.
Have A Protein Rich Breakfast
According to Ned Hallowell, M.D. Protein helps keep your child’s blood sugar levels steady and prevents the mental and physical declines that inevitably come from eating an unbalanced breakfast containing too many carbs.
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Source Credits: workingmommagic.com, nbcnews.com