ITA #52 – Back To School Routines That Rock – with Amy McCready

By August 26, 2014Podcast, Popular

Parenting expert Amy McCready gives us some fantastic tips on making life giving morning, after school and evening routines during the school year.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The power of the “When-Then” routine
  • How to use lists to eliminate nagging
  • How to empower your kids to get themselves ready on time
  • How 10 minutes can transform your child’s day

Grab your headphones, join us for a chat and keep reading to learn more!


Quick Links

  1. Learn more from Amy McCready at her site, Positive Parenting Solutions
  2. Get Amy’s book If I Have to Tell You One More Time…: The Revolutionary Program That Gets Your Kids To Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling
  3. Love the song in the outro? It’s called God Day. It’s by Jen Stanbro and you can get it on iTunes by clicking here and check out Jen’s site by clicking here.

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  • Anika says:

    Can you tell me the app you use with your kids to monitor their screen time? (mentioned in this episode). Thanks!

  • Elizabeth says:

    We just started Triple M time (Mom & Me Moments) after school with my daughters last week, and wow what a difference there has been already in the afternoons and evenings. I tried before to sneak something like this in, but declaring it and naming it and setting a timer has made it work so much better!

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  • Brittany at says:

    You mentioned your kids dilly dally, Kat… another idea is to send them to school in their pajamas. You couldn’t do this if your kids have to wear uniforms to school, but I’ve done this with my son at bedtime. I’ll tell him “You have 5 minutes. Whatever you are wearing when that five minutes is up is what you are wearing to bed.” The first night he didn’t believe me. The next night–he got ready in a hurry! Especially with a teenager–let them know you are serious with natural consequences and they will get their rear ends in gear. And, just to clarify–YOU aren’t forcing them to have that consequence. That is the choice they have CHOSEN. and next time they’ll choose better! just a thought 🙂