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The Secret to No-Nag, Never-Late Mornings

Learn from this mom, who invented a morning routine with this beautiful result: "My morning nagging immediately decreased by 80 to 90 percent. Both of my kids instantly understood the process. Some mornings, they need more prodding... But, overall, our mornings are far less tiring."

8 Comments: The Secret to No-Nag, Never-Late Mornings

  1. I’m reading this January 2020 having just sent off our 13 year old son to school. Mornings are exhausting. Thank you, Susan Kruger! and thank you GenS for the link to the visuals (of course Susan Kruger has it on the StudySkills website! so helpful). We too have a sneaky one, we will still be monitoring, but the visuals and time timer app suggestion may be what we need at this point. Thanks so much!

  2. First day of school and this has already been a God-sent! My kid was ready before I was! I itemized everything that needed to be done and they got done. Thank you so much for this post! I’m looking forward to many more organized, productive and ON-TIME mornings. Thank you!

  3. I’d be curious to know how old your children are. Also, have they ever tried to lie to you about having done something like brushing their teeth? How do you handle that?

    1. This was my concern while reading. I have attempted chore charts where the kids need to check off what they have done and they just check it off without actually doing it. Obviosly, there were consequences, but it still was ineffective for the sneaky ones.

  4. It is hard for me to understand why ADDITUDE doesn’t include an actual visual for the article, not clip art. If the author was allowed to post a picture of her board, her description would have been easier to follow. So many of us ADHD parents are visual learners, please consider including accurate graphics for your articles.

  5. Have you tried the organizedkidz routine charts? They have completely turned our mornings around! Dry erase chart with reusable fun routine stickers you tick off when the task is complete. They also have an online chart where you click on a star once the task is complete and you can set a timer and ‘beat the bomb’. They have completely turned our mornings around my ADD son is happy to have a visual guide instead of having me nag and shout and I go to work not feeling like the worst mom in the world! They don’t cost a bomb either!

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