The ADHD Smarter Parenting‘s Podcast

Ep #153: Tips for creating routines that work

September 15, 2021

This episode is one you don't want to miss!

With kids returning to school, we could all use a little help in establishing, or reestablishing, routines that work for our family.

In today's podcast, Parenting Coach, Kimber Petersen shares practical tips families can use to reduce stress and frustration regarding back-to-school routines, including opening up the lines of communication better and teaching them responsibility through family meetings.

Kids thrive on routines. They feel safe when they know what they should do—having patterns that work builds trust and strengthens relationships.

When establishing routines, it's vital to look at both the needs of the family and what is realistic. The worst thing you can do is to develop practices that create more issues and problems. 

Establishing routines should be a collaboration between you and your child. When children have a say in routines, they are more likely to follow expectations. Having them create routines is a great way to help them learn critical thinking skills and responsibility.

Regularly evaluate routines to determine if they are working. Don't be afraid to make adjustments if practices aren't working. 

 

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