Why Kids Need A Routine7:37:00 AM
While I was pregnant with my son I kept getting the same advice – make sure you put them on a schedule. Sure I knew it was important and that I wanted to do that. But I did not understand how important and helpful it was until I was actually a mother.
We have been on basically the same routine since my son was born and I believe this has helped our home be peaceful and happy…Well, most of the time. We do not keep a strict routine, but enough that he knows what to expect and helps the day run smoother. Shopping trips and outside activities are less stressful because I schedule them around our routine – which basically means before or after nap time.
Benefits from being on a schedule:
- Kids know what is expected of them
- It teaches them that the world does not revolve around them
- Less melt downs
- Children will learn to do activities or chores without constant reminders
Does your family have a daily routine?