School mornings don’t have to be chaos

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Valley News - Health
So what does the typical school morning look like in your house? Quiet conversation over a leisurely breakfast, everyone dressed and ready to depart on time, all their books, papers and lunch neatly packed and ready to go? No? Not quite? More like a minor riot with lots of stress? If so, it’s time for a change. There’s no magic way to guarantee that the bedlam that marks those getting ready for school times in too many homes will totally disappear, but there are steps to take to help minimize the school-morning frustration, stress and anger. Parents can start by not blaming their children for all the problems. Instead, they can make it clear that they’re not happy with how they’re acting with all that yelling and lecturing virtually every day. Parents can tell their children
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