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

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Start Early, Start Small

Start to lay down your family’s morning groundwork when your child is 2 or 3, Natkin recommends. “When we start young,” she says, “we can build these skills one at a time and help them feel confident in their ability to do their part.” Start small, and add more tasks to the morning routine slowly. Asking for too much too soon can overwhelm him.