Help your child create a morning routine that helps her succeed
The way we start our day sets the tone for how it is going to unfold. If you want your child to be physically, mentally and emotionally prepared to tackle challenges like exams, help her to develop a morning routine that both relaxes her and boosts her energy and concentration. Highly competitive and successful people, from business moguls to championship athletes, have long known the importance of following a predictable routine that helps them perform at their peak. For some people, starting their day right might mean a workout or yoga. For others, it might be listening to a specific playlist or even tidying-up their room. The important thing is to find a routine that makes getting up and getting going feel good.
Try being your child’s morning coach: help her create a morning routine that works for her and help her stick with it. Be sure that it includes a healthy breakfast, a bit of exercise or relaxation, and a stress-free atmosphere. And, try topping things off with a positive morning ritual, whether that be a hug, a high-five or a cheerful goodbye!
To read more about the importance of morning routines, read “My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired,” by Michael Xander and Benjamin Spall. They also have their own online magazine that publishes an inspiring morning routine every Wednesday.