Having young children is a great time to reevaluate your family routines. What’s good for your children is often what’s good for you too. I cannot say enough about the importance of sleep for everyone in the family and yet it is so often the one thing we just don’t seem to have time for as parents and we often give poor sleeping habits to our children. Instead let’s give them the life gift of good healthy sleep!
If your child has recently started preschool, there are a few things you should know about getting used to a school routine. First and foremost, it takes a good five weeks to really build a routine. It’s all about expectations and your child becoming accustomed to the new routine.
Evening routines are just as important as morning routines. We all know it can be a joy, but at times it can also be a problem. Bedtime is different for each child and family. The question is not what your bedtime routine is, but rather is everyone getting plenty of sleep, including the parents?
School has started…how are your mornings going?
An organized start to the day at home gives your child the best start to their preschool day as well. A good morning routine works for the whole family. Here are a few things to think about as you establish one that works for your family.
We all know routine is very important for young children. Children and adults feel better if they know what is going to happen in their day. It doesn’t mean things don’t change or the occasional surprise doesn’t happen, but it’s comforting to have a routine and know what to expect. Today’s question goes beyond the basic routine and onto the specifics of why it’s important to be on time for preschool even if it wasn’t necessarily important for the earlier daycare years.
For parents raising preschoolers it is important to remember, you are their world. It is your job to keep their life as normal as possible. The current national discourse is extremely divisive, but these are adult problems. It is important not to put undo pressure on a young child.