This is frustrating for par-
ents and makes mornings hard for everyone. One of the best ways to improve mornings is to change other parts of the day. Here’s how:
• Have your child study in the afternoon or early evening. Don’t let him stay up late studying, or he’ll be tired in the
• Encourage your child to be active during the day. Playing sports after school, for example, can help kids get a good night’s sleep.
• Spend time talking with your child at night. Discuss his day and any problems he’s having. This helps him feel more relaxed at bedtime.
• Establish a nighttime routine. At the same time each night, have your child put his homework by the door, lay clothes out for the next day and go to bed.
• Make your child responsible for waking himself up. Give him an alarm clock to set every night. Help him plan a morning routine.
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