Kid’s Crave Routines
Does your child crave routine and structure? No?
Your right, if he had it his way, he would eat chocolate and chug an energy drink at midnight.
Everything would start out fun and exciting. He would giggle and run around in circles. The party would last until he ran into the coffee table and started bleeding on the carpet or needed to hug the porcelain toilet with a churning stomach.
Then, you would be the bad guy that didn’t warn him that he could get hurt or sick.
Kids need structure and routines.
- Children need to know that they’re safe and that their parents will take care of them. Sure they’ll complain the entire time, but that’s okay. They secretly want the comfort of rules and structure.
- Children fear the unknown. Whether is food they’ve never tried before or a place they’ve never visited.
- For a child, life is constantly changing. Every day they are learning something new. Going to new places. Meeting new people. Every year they have to say goodbye to old friends and teachers and start all over again with new teachers and friends. Talk with them about what is going to change. Why it’s going to change. Tell them it is okay to be confused or scared. Doing these things will help reassure them that they are normal and everything is okay.
As much as your kiddos would love to swing from the chandelier, they need routines.
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