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Teach Kids to Get Places on Time!

Does your family run late?

Mine does! It takes a lot of work to get places on time. Take the time now to teach your kids the skills they need to get places before school or the activity starts. This will make it much easier, later, for them to thrive. This will matter, not only in school but also on teams, in jobs, in relationships… in life.

Punctuality takes different strategies at different ages.

In this two minute video, you’ll learn how to:

  • Get preschoolers and early elementary schoolers ready in the morning with time to spare.
  • Teach tweens to set their own alarm in plenty of time to make it out the door.
  • Remove yourself from your teen’s morning routine.


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2 thoughts on “Teach Kids to Get Places on Time!”

  1. Aiming to be early is solid advice. But I don’t think it’s “unfortunate” that society expects people to be on time. The reason we and our kids should be on time is not to avoid being judged, but because being on time is a matter of respecting and valuing other people’s time (and having our time valued in return). Second, if I tried to get my son out the door when he has only been playing for 10-15 minutes, I’ve got a tantrum to deal with (which means we’d be late, anyway). That said, I do aim to leave 10-15 minutes before it’s really time to go — my son (6) has NEVER been ready early but we are usually on time. 🙂

    1. Rachel, you’re absolutely right. In our culture being on time is a show of respect. In other cultures that is often not the case, and I have occasionally thought I would have been more suited to life in those countries! 🙂

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