Magazine article Working Mother

Morning: WAKE UP

Magazine article Working Mother

Morning: WAKE UP

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DRESS UP From sneakers to scrunchies, putting on little kids' clothes in the morning takes time. But even 2- and 3-year-olds can master some dressing tasks, says Michael F. Roizen, MD, co-author of YOU: Raising Your Child. What she can do: slip on her underwear and top; put on sneakers and fasten Velcro. What she may still need help with: pant legs, zippers, shoelaces and buttons.

Sweet Starts Which morning fruits are optimal? We got the scoop from Sharon Richter, RD, a dietitian in New York City.

Bad Dried Cranberries When these are dried, they offer fewer vitamins, less fiber and more sugar.

Better Bananas These have potassium and fiber but can be highly caloric and starchy.

Best Pomegranate Rich in potassium and vitamin C, these seeds pack a lot of fiber, too.

I Don't Want to Go!

If your child puts up a fight about going to school every morning, try these strategies.

1 Have her write a letter. …

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