Does the morning rush prove to be the most stressful time in your day? For me, it seems that any attempt to be out the door early practically invites chaos. Every step -- from getting the kids out of bed on time to finding a pair of matching socks -- takes longer when you're in a rush.
One trick that really helps is to give your kids a list (in picture form or actual words) of the things they need to accomplish each morning. This simple tool will help them focus on their responsibilities and help everyone get out the door on time. (Even toddlers can help by putting clothes in the hamper or adding napkins to each family member's lunch box!)
For more tips on how you can gain some precious time -- and sanity -- in the mornings, read Ways to Save Time on Your Busiest Mornings.
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