please can you give me your several best tips for coping better with
morning routine getting people ready and out the door with young children or preschoolers,
and after childcare/school till bedtime to go smoother
and days they are home
to prevent fights with young children are there some situations and rules you can tell me about please
and pacing ourselves preventing overload on ourselves.
do you find children fight less if they have some special toys to play with alone in their bedroom rather than a couple of children or more playing in a playroom.
How do you manage to get breaks if you are tired or lower standards or expectations so you get breaks or have easier days
do you give choices for breakfast when there are a few children or do you have ready made easy things eg toast, cereal, and only some days eg weekends when you might have more time would you add eggs or anything else?
what rules do you have for your children for play, or meal times or in general, to lower the stress on you
one child talk at a time
talk in nice voices
come quickly when mummy or daddy calls you( though we try to give warning that we will call them to come)
say mummy then wait for me to say yes before talking
possibly no talking at meal times if they are just going to whinge and fight
talk dont push eg say, please dont walk in front of me, dont just push your sibling,
do you use the two time rule of if you tell a child something or you say no twice then the third time you will give a consequence so children know and learn that they cant wear you down that they have to listen and they cant keep asking the same thing over and over?