Tips on Making School Mornings Sweeter


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Toaster Strudel™, all opinions are my own.

I have always been a night owl. For as long as I can remember, staying up late has been second nature. Apparently, my son has inherited this trait as well. And as you might of guessed . . . getting up early has never been our thing. We’d like to know . . . why can’t the world start around 10:00?

Over the years, I have learned a few techniques to make school mornings sweeter and avoid those early day grumbles. Now instead of dragging, we’re laughing. These four tips have helped us have a sweeter start to the day. They may help you too!

tips on making school mornings sweeter

1) An Hour of Time.  I purposely wake my son up an hour before school starts. He gets 30 minutes just to wake up and 30 for getting dressed and eating breakfast.

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2) Morning Bugs. Don’t be alarmed! I’m not talking about real bugs. Every school day morning since he was 5 years old, the “Morning Bugs” have come to visit. The bugs are my fingers that start at his toes and tickle all the way up to his nose. He loves it and so do I!

3) Make Eating Sweeter. My little man is not always a big fan of breakfast, so on tough mornings it’s fun to surprise him with a Strawberry Toaster Strudel™ Pastry. Lucky for us, we get to enjoy 30% more icing because Toaster Strudel™ is celebrating its 30th birthday. Yippee!

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4) Talk Time. The drive to school is when we talk. I want his morning to be filled with sweet words of encouragement. School can be hard at times and I want him to always know I’m his biggest cheerleader!

How do you make your child’s morning a little sweeter?

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