Up and at 'Em! 8 Tips for a Stress-Free Morning Routine

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By Meg Butler

How many times have you yelled, “Get out of bed!” during a morning meltdown or hour-long standoff? A steady routine is the solution, and it’s a key to achievement in the classroom. “Children generally thrive more when their world is more predictable—routines are one part of that experience,” says Amanda Sacker, Ph.D., a health and life-course researcher. Learn to get your kid from "rise and shine" to "school on time" without too much morning drama.