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MAKE A "WHAT IF" BACK UP SYSTEM FOR YOUR FAMILY



It's inevitable that some mornings are not going to work out the way you thought they would. Plan ahead to have a "what if" backup system because…. "What if" you wake up with a horrible sore throat?  "What if" your youngest child has a fever?  "What if" your babysitter calls and says she sprained her ankle and can't work today?  "What if" the car won't start?  "What if" you forgot to set the alarm and everyone oversleeps?  "What if"…. (You fill in the blank!)

Expect that  these types of things will occur and then be ready for them "if" and "when" they  do.  Relax!  Everyone makes mistakes now and then.  Your employer, your sitter, your day care director will understand when you're late as long as it doesn't happen too often, so stay calm and don't panic!

Along the same line, when it's time to leave your child… don't make the mistake of asking your child, "Is it okay for Mom to go now?"  A sharp youngster will learn to say no to that question.  Establishing a good routine is the best way to avoid the "what ifs" and insure a smooth transition.  If you're leaving your preschooler in the hands of an in-home day care provider, say goodbye to both of them and give your youngster a special hug and kiss.  You might say something like, "I'll be thinking of you all day long."  Be positive during your exit and keep it short and sweet.  If your child cries remind yourself they usually stop within minutes after you're gone.   As your child gets older change the routine to fit his or her imagination, sense of humor, or physical abilities.  You might give high fives or whatever ideas your child may come up with.

Hopefully these ideas will help you avoid the unexpected and allow for a backup system to start your day off on the right foot…but then again….what if….

Recommended resource:  How To Organize Your Family Schedule in No Time

posted on: 1/8/2008 12:00:00 PM by Judy Warmington
category: The Mental Side


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