I have been making some changes when it comes to making our mornings run a little smoother in 2014 with Team Kellogg’s. I am learning so much and the kids are noticing. Making lunches in the morning can be a little bumpy. This week my son is excited about his! Parenting win!!
Sometimes being a parent is about being creative when it comes to lunch choices. You want your kids to like it but you don’t want to spend a ton of time thinking of what to make or preparing it. Letting kids help with the decision making sets them up for those times where they’ll need to make some on their own. Why not start with their meals?
Also, the grocery store is a very good place to practice a little decision making. My son has loved going to the grocery store his whole life. He helps most of the time, so I am glad to have him along.
Kids love choices and you can give them some by letting them pick the day of the week that they want to have breakfast for lunch. Sometimes we forget how little children get to be in charge. It’s empowering and it helps in future decision making.
Having breakfast for another meal is a great lunch choice and it is simple enough for even younger elementary kids to pack. It’s fun for them and it gives parents a break! It’s a bonus!
On top of helping them develop skills they need, we all want our child to have a great day, right?! Simple gestures really make a child’s day memorable. I can almost guarantee that they won’t forget the days that they had Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats for lunch and who knows, they may even start a trend. Add a quick note to let them know you are proud of their latest project or behavior and you have mastered parenting, well, almost.