As a parent, you’ll
know just how difficult the school run can be at times. On days where nothing
seems to go according to plan, especially, it’s important that you remain calm,
organised and encouraged. By doing so, you will make this arduous yet all-important
task a lot less stressful for yourself.
To find out how you
can take the stress out of your school-run mornings, be sure to read on.
calm… no matter what happens
There will be certain
mornings where nothing seems to go to plan with regards to your school run.
Your son will take an age getting out of bed and then refuse to shower, your
daughter will become fixated with her morning cartoons and subsequently forget
to eat her breakfast, it’ll start raining, you’ll miss the bus, and your kids will
end up turning up to school halfway through their first lesson.
On mornings like
this, it’s important to remain calm. While your children are eating their
breakfast or showering, take a few minutes for yourself, take some deep breaths, and reframe your mindset. Doing so will
make a world of difference to your stress levels. What’s more, it will also
help you to figure out what action you need to take to ensure that the school
run progresses smoothly going forward.
your own mode of transport
Having to rely on
public transport or the generosity of others to get your kids to school is not
an ideal situation to be in. If the bus is late, your kids are going to be late
getting to their classes. If the person that you rely on for a lift is ever
sick, you’re going to have to find an alternative way of getting your kids to
school. For this reason, it’s recommended that you have your own mode of
transport. When you have access to a car, you won’t have to worry about
external forces making your mornings a lot more stressful than they need to be.
Provided you’ve filled your tank up up with petrol and there are no mechanical issues with your vehicle, having your own mode
of transport with provide you with more control over your morning schedule.
Of course, before you
can own and drive a car you have to earn your driving license. Fear not, as
this doesn’t necessarily have to be a particularly time-consuming task. You can
fast-track your way onto the roads by taking a crash course with the Surepass Driving School
On such a course, you will work closely and intensely with a DVSA approved
driving instructor over the course of one week. As a result, you won’t have to
spend months on end learning to drive and feeling like you’re getting no closer
to those elusive green ‘P’ plates.
If you’re not careful,
the school run will heighten your stress levels and have a negative impact on
your health. It is for this reason why taking the above advice is so important.
Stay calm, get a car, and everything about getting your kids to school will no
doubt be a lot less stressful for you.