Struggling to take 6 year old son with 14 month old twins.

Shanice - posted on 02/01/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello , i am single parent with three children a 6 years old and 14 months old twins , i am struggling to take my 6 year old to school in the morning with no help. Sometimes the babies play up in the mornings which is hard for me to get my 6 year old ready for school. Please is there any advice you could give me as i am in need of help.

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Annie - posted on 02/05/2016

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I hear ya! I had two year old twins and an infant, once upon a time. I marveled at parents whose kids looked clean and well dressed! I was a mess too! I would say that after the kids are in bed at night, set out your sons clothes for the next day and have his lunch ready and in the frig. The next morning, tell him to dress himself and grab the lunch out of the frig. Cereal or frozen waffles will keep him alive for a few years until things get easier for you. Otherwise, what's left to do? Pile everyone into the car (who cares if the twins or you are still in jammies!) and drop him off at school. Hang in there because as a woman who had 3 kids in 2 years, I can promise you it gets easier and easier as they get older! Hugs!

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Raye - posted on 02/03/2016

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I think the 6 year old should be able to get ready mostly by himself. The night before, you can lay out an outfit for him to put on in the morning. He can brush his hair, go to the bathroom, find his bookbag, etc. You may have to help him with breakfast, but he should be learning how to be responsible for some things himself.

Vivian - posted on 02/02/2016

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Hi Shanice,
The best advice I can give you is time management. Put the all kids on a schedule and stick to it. This will be hard at first but once you get into the swing of things it will come natural. In the morning, you can get the twins up earlier, have them fed and ready before you have to get your son up. This way the twins will be ready to go when it's time to take your son to school. Also, make sure that you twins have something to do while they are waiting, for instance building blocks, reading a book, or playing with a toy. This way they are not disruptive or destructive.! Hope this helps...

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