Morning stress? 10 tips for a relaxed start to the day
Morning is the most important time of the day. The better we start the day, the more successfully we can master it. But in many families, all signs point to stress in the morning. Pedagogue Astrid Barrios from the Bavarian Youth Welfare Office gives tips on how parents can avoid this.
Children must be present at school regularly and on time. Gone are the days when you could still dawdle a little in the morning because more or less didn’t matter in fifteen minutes. Gone are the days when children were allowed to stay at home when they were totally tired from visiting their grandmother at the weekend. Everyday life in the family changes enormously when school starts.
The children don’t get out of bed in the morning and you are not as fit as you should be. The Time for breakfast together is scarce. And if the gym bag is still not to be found at half past seven, the mood often changes – stress in the morning is inevitable.
This Unrest in the morning takes everyone into the day – children as well as parents. So try the morning so relaxed and stress free approach as possible. This is guaranteed to be easier for you if You don’t even have time constraints are. You give your children a good start to the day and help them to go to school stress-free and without stress. The day starts better for you too.
After all, you all have many tasks that you need to concentrate on.
10 tips: How parents avoid morning stress
1. Practice makes perfect
To make the start of school time stress-free, you should practice the changed daily routine a few weeks in advance, so that your child and you do not experience the change from kindergarten to school too dramatically.
2. Clear agreements help
Set the schedule in the morning, to avoid stress. Discuss with your partner and any older children who gets up when, when goes to the bathroom and when has breakfast.
3. Getting up earlier saves stress in the morning
Go to bed and early enough you’d better get up earlier, so that you can sleep well, be organized and in a good mood in the morning.
4. Rituals make things a lot easier
Bring your child to bed at a fixed time and include rituals such as reading aloud or singing. If your child has to get up at seven, they should be in bed by eight. Because only if it has enough sleep will it be fit for school in the morning.
5. What you can get today .
Leave your child alone arrange everything the night before, What it takes the next morning: it should pack the school bag, see if something has to be signed, if money is collected and if something special is to be brought along. Especially sporting goods or painting and handicrafts are often forgotten because they are not used every day.
6. Prepare the morning well to avoid stress
Put the same with your child Clothes for the next day deal.
7. Promote independence
If your child likes to dawdle, keep an eye on whether they can get dressed, brush their teeth or comb quickly. Wake it up lovingly – and in time for it enough time in the morning Has.
8. Delicious breakfast for more power
Some children are real Breakfast muffle. Just try out what your child would like best in the morning. Maybe a cereal or fruit slips better than a sausage bread. If nothing works, see that there is at least one Cup of milk, cocoa, or tea consumes. Sweets are not a substitute for breakfast.
Set a good example: Also sit down at the breakfast table. If the parents drink a cup of coffee while standing, no child will be in the mood for breakfast.
9. Healthy school food
Can for your child appetizing break bread rightly so: fruit and whole grain products are the ideal basis for this. Children also like to eat yogurt. A juice spritzer or water are important for thirst. More tips: healthy food for school
10. Don’t go to the last pusher
Send your child out of the house early. It should be on the way to school do not rush have to. Hurry makes you inattentive. If there is enough time, it will come safely to school.
Tip for further reading: You can also find great suggestions for a relaxed start to the day at papa-online.com: How you and your child can get ready in the morning – without stress
Not just in the morning – avoid stress around the clock
Also the everyday life wants to be planned! What young families do every day is often a logistical feat. Who takes care of where and when the children, earn the money, do the housekeeping or keep upcoming appointments. It is important to discuss the plans and tasks. That is why it is necessary to organize everyday life together. family calendar, As they are offered in many places, this is a good help.
As parents, take both responsibilities if possible for everyday life together. In this way you can avoid a lot of stress and anger and spend the remaining time relaxed and pleasant with your loved ones. You don’t have to be a perfect family.
Your family is a good place for children when you face the challenges of family life and upbringing, conflict as fair as possible carry out and keep an eye on your children’s needs. Then the family climate will also be such that you, as parents and your children, feel at home feel equally good.
These tips are extracts from the parents’ letters from the ZBFS Bavarian State Office for Young People. Under http://www.elternimnetz.de/elternbriefe/ parents can find all the parents’ letters and can also order them as newsletters.
About Astrid Barrios
About the parents’ letters from the ZBFS Bavarian Youth Welfare Office
An interview with Astrid Barrios
How did the idea behind the parents’ letters come about? And why are there letters from parents from different institutions?
The idea of the parent letters comes from the USA. The so-called (Peter) pelican letters have taken up this good idea of informing parents and thus strengthening their parenting responsibilities and rewriting them in German terms. Some municipalities have also developed their own letters to parents with different educational focuses. In order to promote prevention work in Bavaria, it was decided in 2007, among other things, to continue to follow the ideas of the parents’ letters and to support the families in Bavaria with up-to-date and scientifically sound information about the child.
Who exactly writes the parents’ letters??
The parents’ letters were written exclusively by educational specialists within the Bavarian Youth Welfare Office. Specifically, the nativity guide was developed by Prof. Dr. Fabienne Becker-Stoll, Director of the Institute for Early Education, in collaboration with the Bavarian Youth Welfare Office and the Bavarian State Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs, Family and Integration.
How did you get to the ZBFS – Bavarian Youth Welfare Office, what exactly do you do there and why do you like it?
I came to the Bavarian Youth Welfare Office in early 2013 and am involved in family education. Family is very important to me – not only as a mother, but also in a professional sense. Even before I studied pedagogy and psychology, I was always interested in other children and their relationship with their parents. Our own childhood and family life shape us humans for life. The importance of education and the first experiences in life are fortunately recognized by an increasingly broad spectrum of people. I find my work very enriching because I can collect and disseminate information in this exciting field and thus help – directly or indirectly – other people to raise their children to be happy individuals.
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