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Do it yourself: The benefits of putting kids in charge of the morning routine

on September 28, 2018

Seen from above, a young child eats a bowl of cerealYou’re getting breakfast ready for the family, running late for work, when your third grader announces he doesn’t like today’s school lunch and asks you for a bagged lunch. Let him do it! In fact, tomorrow let the kids prepare their own breakfast, and leave the house feeling less stressed.  

This Parent Today article offers tips on how to get started and what to expect. You may be off to a bumpy start, but they’ll soon get the hang of it, and everyone will benefit.

“It’s empowering for children,” says clinical social worker, writer and parenting coach Carla Naumburg. “It helps them build confidence in themselves, it helps them feel connected to the family in a meaningful way, and kids really crave that.” 

A free email newsletter produced by Capital Region BOCES, Parent Today helps parents play a more engaged and supportive role in their children’s education. In addition to age-appropriate topics with easy-to-implement tools and strategies, Parent Today addresses current issues and developments in the education landscape. 


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