Tips for getting kids out of the house in the morning

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Tips for getting kids out of the house in the morning

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Every parent can identify with how to get your toddler dressed in the morning. I'm going to give you some quick tips on how to get that done. It starts the night before. It's get the clothes ready the night before. It's let them help you pick out the clothes the night before, so there are no arguments about what we are putting on. So you pick out three outfits, and you choose one of them. Problem with the clothes, solved. The day of, you get yourself one of those little timers. You tell them, "Okay. Let's beat the clock. Let's see how fast you can get dressed. Can you beat the clock to get dressed? Come on, let me see you. Can you beat the timer to get your teeth cleaned? Come on, let me see you." "Here's the timer for your cereal. Let's see if you can get your cereal down before this clock goes out." I promise you, if you make it a game, they will absolutely adore getting out of the house in the morning. Mommy has just turned what is a total pain the in the patootie, into a game and fun time in the morning. You may not be able to do this all the time. This might not be an everyday thing, but I guarantee, it will help you get that kid out of the house.

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Denene Millner

Author & Founder of MyBrownBaby.com

New York Times best-selling author Denene Millner is a hotly sought after award-winning journalist whose insightful and captivating pieces have secured her foothold in the entertainment, parenting and book publishing industries. Millner spent the last decade working as a columnist, contributing editor and blogger for Parenting, a national magazine for which she provided witty, engaging, mom-to-mom advice on ethics and etiquette in everything from childrearing and marriage to work and friendship. Currently, she also is the founder and editor of MyBrownBaby.com, a critically acclaimed, award-winning blog that examines parenting and motherhood through the multi-cultural experience. Millner frequently contributes as an entertainment writer for Essence, the most well-read and respected magazine for African American women, and has written for a plethora of national publications and prestigious websites, including Parenting, HealthEbony, JetHeart & SoulReal Health, Money, iVillage, Parenting.com, TodayMoms, and The Root, among others. Her extensive television experience includes regular appearances on the The Today Show, CBS Early ShowThe Nate Berkus Show, HLN, CNN, MSNBC, VH1, and the Rachel Ray show. Millner also is the author of 21 books. The former political reporter and entertainment journalist lives in the Atlanta area with her husband and their two daughters.

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