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Top tips for saving your sanity on the school run

When we asked for your school run tips on Twitter, you certainly didn’t disappoint. There are some absolute *gems* in here! A huge thank you to everyone who’s contributed so far.

 

Top tips for surviving the school run

 

StuartDunlop1

“Park in a public space about 5 mins from school. You get a bit of exercise as well as getting away from crowds!”

 

Mummy_2_Boys_13

“Set the clocks forward so kids think they’re on time & you can stay calm knowing there’s still at least 10 mins”

 

carolcarol36

“Having 4 children, prepare all the things the night before and allow extra time xx”

 

claysdaddy

“If doing the school run via car make sure the tank is full so fill up on fuel in advance :)

 

bmdt0789

“Always pick out and set out outfits the night before”

 

staceymariep

“Give yourself plenty of time! Kids aren’t always in a rush 2 get 2 school (I would know)”

 

Daisybeebee

“Get organised the night before and leave plenty of time in case of delays”

 

xD4NI3LL3x

“Our top school run tip is to practice spelling or times tables on the way”

 

CroosMary

“My school run tip is to have a well-managed room for schooling items so no rush”

 

emstargally

“Humour and leave in plenty of time!”

 

BooSteveBoo

“Play Eye Spy! Good distraction and keep calm”

 

grannybiker

“Lay everything out ready the night before and if you can make lunchboxes before kids surface, that’s a bonus!”

 

kirsty_burke

“We both ride scooters to school! I get funny looks but we enjoy it and get there quick!!”

 

chocolateonemse

“I liked the school run, keep calm and all will be well :o )”

 

Loopy_Lacy

“I always get super organised the night before so we can all have breakfast together & chat!”

 

Vickypinkxx

“Get everything ready the night before, put shoes & bags at the door & get up in plenty of time”

 

aShortnSweet

“Be organised. Have a good breakfast and be positive!!”

 

adelleg3

“Get up and ready before kids get up less grumpy after shower x”

 

goingpotty

“Everything ready the night before and ban the kids from the living room in the mornings”

 

jim_jam01

“1 large coffee & 1 children’s CD playing…if that fails…just copy what the kids do!”

 

emymc

“No matter how tired ALWAYS have everything ready night before, ESP if you’re off to work!!”

 

asvazquez27

“Get everything prepared the night before so breakfast isn’t so manic”

 

momUNblogger

“Coffee. And sunglasses to hide the bags under my eyes.”

 

h_igoe

“Imagine the steaming cup of tea and quiet when you get home – visualise it as you walk!”

 

pjo77

“Set out all clothes, including yours, the night before”

 

KristinePhoto

“Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.”

 

MSEDollyp

“Have a ‘be ready’ time 10 mins before you really need to leave in case of last min emergencies eg change of clothes!”

 

haonharas

“Infinite patience”

 

SarahParkin

“By treating myself if successful with mini rewards – chocs, car karaoke, McD breakfast ;)

 

 

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