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How To Make The School Run Easier

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We’ve all been there: having woken exhausted from a barely adequate sleep and trudged downstairs, you’ve barely time to shower or brush your teeth as you try to get your kids ready for school.

Make no mistake; the school run remains a huge challenge to parents nationwide. With even simple goals like getting your kids out of the door difficult to achieve.

I’ve come up with a few ideas to make the dreaded school run a little easier. So that you can ultimately enjoy this precious time with your children.

How To Make The School Run Easier

Get Organised When It Comes To Lunches

Being organised is the key to a successful school run. Or at least it is the key to leaving your hair intact and preventing the onset of stress lines. This is particularly true when it comes to preparing snacks and lunches. This can be time-consuming at the best of times and almost impossible when dealing with a myriad of different requests.

To avoid this, prepare your kids’ lunches on Sunday afternoon when you have time to plan their meals in intricate detail. This not only frees up precious time in the mornings, but it also helps you to pack healthier lunches that minimise risks such as childhood obesity.

Keep Your Kids Happy and Engaged

The mood of your children can have a huge bearing on the school run, with cranky, tired or disengaged kids notoriously hard to motivate in the morning. This is why it’s important that you make the school run as fun as possible. This will keep your children happy and more likely to make the trip with some enthusiasm.

If your kids prefer to travel by bike or scooter than on foot then allowing them to do this can have a huge impact on how they approach the day. We’d recommend travelling by stunt scooter rather than bike. Primarily because compact designs by brands such as the Skate Hut make it easier for kids to transfer vehicles to and from school.

Remain Calm At All Times

As a parent, you’ll need to set an example and practice what you preach when it comes to the school run. While this can be difficult when you’re in a time crunch and have a job to get to, remaining calm helps to keep your children under control and defuses a potentially volatile situation.

Otherwise, you’ll run the risk of losing your cool and upsetting your children as they get ready for school. And this will ruin everyone’s morning and make the situation worse than it was before.

Being organised will help with this. As will focusing on the accomplishment of individual tasks and objectives.

What tricks do you use to make the school run easier?

Hugs

Lucy

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