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Establishing a Morning Routine

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When heading back to school, kids (and adults!) sometimes struggle with getting back into a routine. To help make this year’s transition easier, help your young people establish a morning routine prior to the first day of school.  


A week before school starts, talk with your young people and help them think through their morning routine. Writing it down is a great way to prioritize what needs to happen and map out a timeline for each morning! Making a list and putting it into practice will help youth learn about time management and individual responsibility. Here’s a list to get you started:  

  • Make the bed - 5 minutes 
  • Get dressed - 10 minutes  
  • Eat breakfast - 20 minutes 
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Be sure to practice the routine you establish before the first day of school in case tasks and times need to be adjusted. Let kids know that, while a routine is helpful, things can vary day to day. Want to help the older kids you know establish a routine too? Check out this article on How to Make a Daily Schedule for Students and share it with them!