Not only is it important to set a schedule for your child,it is especially important to set a schedule for night-time.
From dinner-time, bath-time, story-time, to bed-time, setting a schedule is important in order to establish habits and to wind down for the night, but also for time to bond with your child.
The hard part is maintaining the schedule. To make this easier, give yourself a time frame for each task and start early when possible. Writing down notes can help until your family has a set schedule.
Try not to stress or rush! Remember, no-one gets everything accomplished, all at once, all the time! It should get easier when you have found a balance and figure out what works best for you and your kids.
Don't forget to leave time for you to wind down!! It will probably be a long day tomorrow too!!
Just because you really can be prepared for parenthood, don't mean you can't try to prepare yourself for each day!
Even if you are the type to say schedules or planned days are not for you, i have two questions for you: 1. Is the parenting methods you are using now even working (are the kids listening?)
2. Do you think there is room for improvement?
Don't be afraid to try new things. Remember parenting is a learning experience
and each child is different in their own way.
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