Routine a must
A GOOD routine should provide your family with guidance on who should do what, when, in what order and how often.
It’s important in organising your family and creating stability.
Routines include daily activities such as getting ready in the morning, mealtimes and bedtimes, but also weekly routines such as household chores and junior sport.
Yet routines are more than just setting good timetables and ensuring structure, they also have clear benefits for your child as they develop and grow.
Routines strengthen values and belonging. Having a strong routine helps build your family bonds and leads to everyone working together instead of in conflict.
What’s in your family routine provides an example to your children of what’s important to your family. It’s a practical and daily example that reinforces the values and beliefs of your family.
Having the collective purpose of a regular routine involving activities that reinforce shared values also creates cohesion and a sense of belonging in your family.
Routines teach and organise your child.
When they’re younger it helps them learn healthy habits.
If you wish to discuss routines or any other issue, our WBHHS child health team is available to support local families.
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