Why Order is Important for Your Child

Why Order is Important for Your Child

Consistency, Family LifeSeptember is to moms what January is to the general population. In January, most adults are thinking about how to plan out their year, get organized, take care of themselves and become a success. It’s pretty much the same for moms but OUR year begins a little earlier and it’s centered around those precious little people that live with us.

September marks the beginning of the next year of our children’s lives. We can’t help but think about how we’d like “family life” to look. It’s natural to yearn for order at this brand-spanking-new time of the year. I’m not talking about military school style order but, the kind that creates a blank canvas for your kids to learn and grow from. Whether your family tends to focus on structure, fun, creativity or learning, order will be a vehicle to help you achieve that quality.

Children thrive on consistency but, that doesn’t mean you can’t be spontaneous! As you begin to establish your school routine, think about your child’s basic needs and no, soccer is not a basic need. ; ) Build structure around meal times and bed times, they will be your biggest priority. Homework works best once it’s a habit and ok, soccer practice can work its way onto the list.

Beyond the above-mentioned, allow for free time that will be whimsical and adapt to you or your child’s day. Fun can be squeezed into two minutes here and twenty minutes there.

There are hundreds of books that can teach you how to organize your home, what I ask you to consider is this; What kind of home will nurture a healthy, happy child who learns to enjoy school, manage their emotions and handle childhood challenges? Imbue the order in your home with your answers and post them on your refrigerator for a focal point to help you begin each day.

For Order and Fun;

  • Model Calm Responses today
  • Make prepping dinner fun by including kids!
  • Go for a family walk after homework
Authored by: Michele Pullo

Michele Pullo created happycalmchild out of the needs of her own family and friends to have simple, tangible tools to help our children self-regulate their emotions, focus and ease anxiety. She works with both children and their parents through live and virtual classes, talks, webinars, family workshops and a private family program. She’s combined evidence based stress reduction tools with effective parenting techniques to give parents the support they need. Her experience as the mother of a 9yr old with ADD and a spirited 4yr old keeps her in the trenches with you! Michele’s background working with children, teaching Yoga and Dance along with 25 years of study on Stress Reduction Techniques, Movement for Learning and the Mind/Body Connection helped her create a structured, easy to follow, fun curriculum that gives kids the tools they need while giving parents the results and support they’ve been looking for!

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