This is a sponsored post! All opinions are mine and mine alone.
Many of my friends have asked me if I could give them any advice about having children. Where do I begin? How can I come across sounding like a sane person? Like most mother’s, I have a plethora of knowledge that I would love to tell them but like most things, some of the life’s greatest wisdom comes in its own time.
However, If I could give them one tip, it would be this!
HAVE A ROUTINE!
My kids have a set routine. Everything from eating to nap time, bed time and even dinner. And to no avail, I always get asked, “WHY?”
For one, I’ve learned that when my children get off of their routine things only get worse and worse and whine and whine, and it kills me.
But that’s not the real reason; that’s just me being a mom. 🙂
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It is not like rest of us. If something happens that’s isn’t planned children can have anxiety, feel confused, throw fits. Routines help children feel safe, have a sense of self-awareness/control, making for a much smoother day, and I think it has helped with learning responsibility as well. There are many, many different things that routines can do for your children that will help them in the long run.
And why wouldn’t you want your child to have a good routine? I mean sure, you have to plan your day around nap time and bed time. For example, just this week, I missed out on a shopping date with a girlfriend due to it being 10 min past Ryans nap time, and she was already getting cranky. As for bedtime, you can read why I look forward to bedtime every night HERE!
Having a bedtime routine not only gives me my “me time” but also, my children don’t fight me when it’s time for bed, and sometimes they even ask to go to sleep. It’s remarkably pleasant!
What is my children’s routine? Now it may be different from many other moms out there, and you have to remember that every household is different and needs vary from household to household. What fit’s for your family is perfect for just that. YOUR FAMILY!
As for my family:
Breakfast when we wake up! (6:30 am)
9:30 Snack time!
11:30 Nap for the littles and rest time for my oldest when he is not at school.
6:30 Last drink before bed.
7:00 Youngest goes to bed, older boys lay down and asleep by 7:30
Start over the next day.
Do you have a routine? I’d love to hear what you have to think about what I’ve said and how you handle your child’s routine.