Making a Morning Routine for Kids - Health Channel

Making a Morning Routine for Kids

Making A Morning Routine For Kids, Health Channel

In an interview with the Health Channel, Clara Lerma, Corporate Manager of Wellness Advantage with Baptist Health South Florida, talks about the importance of establishing a morning routine with your children. Not only do routines keep your children and family on track, but it empowers them as well.

Clara explains that it is important to empower children when they are little by making them responsible for things. An easy way to do this is by giving them a morning routine that they can complete on their own. This routine starts early in the morning: they wake up, they have to put on their uniform, they have to come out to eat breakfast, and brush their teeth.

“As a parent, you need to be there, not only to encourage them, but you need to have your own routine. So that includes setting up the night before,” Clara explains, “That’s very important because if you have a big-time restraint in the morning, giving yourself an additional 15 minutes, the night before can really help. Lay out clothes, pack their lunches, have ideas for their lunches, because I think we all get stuck in that.” Clara continues, “Sometimes, it is really hard to get out of bed, but that will really help you set the tone for how your day is going to go. If you’re not rushing and if you’re able to give yourself that little bit of time to get dressed and to wake up your kids. That gives them that opportunity to do their own thing.” 

Watch the full segment of Clara Lerma talking about the importance of giving your child a morning routine, here: https://youtu.be/Gth6BwNkN8o 

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