Routines are a great way to balance staying organized and having fun. As a result, they’re seen as a critical part of childhood development, providing children with a sense of safety and security.
We’ll of course point out that brushing teeth twice a day is an excellent routine — it can become a comforting activity in your child’s world of constant adjustment. And as children grow and their dental needs change, it can make a parent’s life much easier to have already established a routine.
Other excellent routines include reading your children bedtime stories every night, taking them to a kids’ play class every week, getting everything ready for the next day the night before, and eating dinner together as a family every night.
You shouldn’t plan out every minute of your day, but sticking to some routines will help everyone stay on the same page.