I have 3 kids at school and I am struggling to get them there on time. They dont seem to care if we are late and the school doesnt do anything about it either.
Can anyone think of anything that I can use as a disipline for being late for school or any advice, thanks
I have 3 school age children and this is their morning routine:
Out of bed by 7:30am
Dressed and at the table by 7:45am
Breakfast finished and dishes in the sink by 8 am
Make their lunches and have their bags packed by 8:15am
Brush teeth, wash face do hair and be at the door by 8:30am
They all have rewards charts that I have laminated with their chores/what you see above on it and I make it their responsibility. We are the same, no TV no distractions and if they get 5 days in a row with no crosses they get rewarded with canteen.
I had to be like a drill sergent for the first week, tough love, if you hadnt finished your breakfast too bad move to the next task and if you have time at the end finishe it, if not then you learn the hard way.
I know it probably sounds horrible, but now they get themselves ready and are ready to head on time everyday. Kids respond well to a good routine and clearly set out guidelines.
Its at the point now where I dont even have to get out of bed and they have it all done. (not that I have ever had the chance to sleep in, but Im sure I could trust them).
Give it a go and see if it works.