Routine sounds humdrum and boring but to a child, particularly the young, routine brings stability. When routines are followed habits are formed in a child that can sustain them for life. I am not talking about serving them the same meal every Monday but having routines around say, bedtime that will make your life more pleasant.
Children thrive in the soil of routine. When they know what the expectations are and when they are followed through with consistency children settle easier, are less fussy and more content. Plan to put routines in your child’s life. The most important issue is the need to consistently put them into action. Yes, sometimes things can get tedious but the rewards of routine are happier children!!.