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How to break bad habits

A month ago, our family routine had fallen apart. Then everything changed. Here's how.

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A month ago, I was at wit’s end.
Despite enormous effort to craft an efficient morning routine, our family was falling apart. Kids were rolling out of beds an hour late, dropping their pajamas to the floor and dragging themselves to school. We were late almost every day. Breakfast was a hurried affair. Piano and violin practice, always part of our morning routine, fell completely by the wayside. By the time I managed to get everyone out the door, I was ready for therapy.
The 'habit loop'
About this same time, I started reading the book “The Power of ...

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