There are so many transitions built into a family’s day. For children, this may include the shift to getting dressed, leaving the house, stopping play, finishing projects, cleaning up, coming to the table for meals, going upstairs for bath and settling in bed for sleep. All of these steps can have small transitions within which … Continue reading Transitions Can be Easier
Whether your child is starting at a new preschool or elementary school, the first day can be daunting. There are several things you can do over the summer months to help prepare for the first day. Visit the school’s website – Explore the website with your child. Point out pictures of happy children and read … Continue reading Starting at a New School this Fall?
Believe me, I know, mornings in a busy house with kids can be tough. There are several guidelines that can help in this hectic transition time. Build a real routine – Many families have a solid bedtime routine, but fewer have a great morning routine. If you are one of those winging it in the … Continue reading Want a Better Morning Routine with Kids?
>Dear Dr. Hackney, I have three children, and each morning, it is a struggle to get them off to school without losing my cool. We pick out clothes the night before, I wake them up with about 90 minutes before we have to leave, breakfast is finished and kids are usually dressed with at least … Continue reading >Rushed Mornings