Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Morning

Magazine article Working Mother

HAVE A BETTER Morning

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Simple Snacking

make your tot the star of snacktime with these cute ecosystem snack stacker containers from green to grow. they're Bpa- and phthalate-free ($10, greentogrow.com).

I love reading with my kids in the morning.

RoniqUe BReaUx-JoRdan via FaCeBook

30% of working moms' children are assigned morning chores.

source: workingmother.com/polls

squash the spats

to stop time-sucking sibling squabbles:

1 Make a schedule.

kids often fight about who gets the biggest pancake or who gets into the car first. mark your daily calendar with who goes first for what. then everyone can see whose turn it really is.

2 Pause for air.

When siblings are in a heated toy tug-of-war, avoid jumping in to fix it. instead, give each a turn to talk about his feelings. kids want to be heard and validated. praise them when they do it well.

3 Show your goodness. …

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