pinterest

Routine Charts to Keep Children on Schedule

kid in washroom

This continues my series regarding my experience working with a parenting coach together with my boyfriend.  My first post was about keeping structure and a routine in place for your children and can be found here. Routines are a necessity for all children as it helps teach them discipline, but they are especially important for kids whose lives have been upturned by divorce.  After my first session with the parenting coach, I made charts for the children to use to help them follow their morning and evening routines.  Finding free clip art makes the charts more fun and usable even for young children who do not read.  You can even have the kids help you make them. Post them somewhere that everyone can see as a reminder of what is expected.

It’s also important to stick to them.  If the daily tasks become an option instead of a requirement, kids are usually not going to follow the charts.  They are going to choose to do their own thing which may or may not be part of their daily tasks.  Set the standard now and stick to it.  This is a teaching moment to help your kids understand what it means to be responsible for themselves, to be disciplined, and to follow through.  In the long run, this will always benefit your children, and we only want what’s best for them.

While these charts are simple, children enjoy the structure of following along with each step and knowing exactly what is expected of them.  Feel free to use the templates below to create charts for your own family!  Most of us have relaxed schedules during the summer; however, if you didn’t have an established routine last school year, now is a good time to slowly implement some structure.  This will help your transition back into school a much less stressful one, because your children know what is expected of them every morning and evening regardless of the time of year.

Morning Routine

Evening Routine

 


Click Here for a Consultation
Recent Blog Posts
Do You Know Your Parents’ Stories?
3 Tips for Preserving Family History This Grandparents Day In many Native American tribes, it’s traditional to gather and...
From a Scatterbrained Summer to an Orderly School Year
Hacks to Get Your Kids Organized Summer break (especially for young kiddos) is a lawless time with little meaning...
Better Together – Appreciating Those around You
The American labor market is in a weird place right now. It seems like every time I turn on...
View All Posts
N/A

Atlanta Divorce Law Group

Alpharetta Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
3560 Old Milton Parkway,
Alpharetta GA 30005

Buckhead Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
3355 Lenox Road,
Suite 750

Atlanta GA 30326

By Appointment Only
Marietta Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
533 Johnson Ferry Rd
Suite D-450

Marietta GA 30068

By Appointment Only
Suwanee Office

Atlanta Divorce Law Group
593 Main St,
Suite B,

Suwanee GA 30024

By Appointment Only