1. Manage the minefield
- ‘When kids hear, “Let’s go! We’re late!” they dig in their heels and slow down.’
- ‘Stay positive and calm and focus on the prize of getting out the door. Avoid time consuming tussles.’
Child-development-and-behavior specialist Betsy Brown Braun
2. Invite other opinions
- Get opinions from other moms on how they deal with their mornings.
3. The Step-back Strategy
- Make getting to school your child’s responsibility.
Clinical psychologist Dr Thomas Phelan