The other day I saw a blog post from a mom who said starting at age 3, she trains her kids not to come out of their rooms until 7 AM - she puts a digital alarm clock in their bedroom and tapes over the minutes so only the hour number shows. Then on the masking tape, she writes a 7 - she then tells the kiddo that they need to stay in their room and play quietly, stay in bed, look at books, etc. until the two match. I thought it was a brilliant plan - that way she can get up between 6 & 7 each day but be guaranteed to have a little time to herself before hitting the ground running.Christine wrote:Hi - We just received our curriculum (K and Adventures) and I am excited to start! I was wondering if anyone had any tips for a daily routine or pattern when there is a baby who doesn't sleep through the night? I have a hard time waking up before the kids since my sleep is interrupted. (A lot of times the 3-year-old is up between 6 and 7 :-/) And I do need to shower every morning, otherwise I will have an itchy scalp all day. If I don't get up before the baby, I usually shower during her morning nap, which would cut into the school time. My kids are 8, 5, 3 and 7 months. Thanks for your ideas!