Rhythm and Routine

Developing a good rhythm and routine to your day goes a long way towards making life with little ones much smoother! This class covers the “why’s” of having a routine, plus how to set up your own routine.

What is Routine

This lesson covers what routine is and why it’s important for young children. We cover the differences between having a rhythm to the day and having a detailed schedule.

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Creating a Routine for Your Home

How to start thinking about a good routine for your family:

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The Foundation of Routine

This lesson covers exactly how to set up the pillars of your day and start getting yourself and your little ones used to them.

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Building Out Your Routine

Now it’s time to add on to your routine – add in the things that are important to you and expand the routine to work for most days.

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How Routine Eases Discipline Needs

How you can use routine to greatly cut down on your stress and feel more confident as a parent – plus how you can use it to help your child feel and be successful.

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The Rhythm of the Year

Rhythm and routine isn’t just for the day-to-day. Explore how the whole year flows in this lesson!

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Handouts and Resources

These handouts and resources can help you with getting a good routine set up for your family!
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[s3file s3url=”MiniCourses/RhythmRoutine/Schedule-Template.xlsx” s3bucket=”smartmamahappybaby” s3bucketregion=”us-east-1″ s3expiry=”60″newtab=”yes” ]Excel Template[/s3file] – this is an Excel spreadsheet version of the simple and detailed schedules, in case you’d like to do yours on the computer.

[s3file s3url=”MiniCourses/RhythmRoutine/Typical-Day-with-a-Toddler.pdf” s3bucket=”smartmamahappybaby” s3bucketregion=”us-east-1″ s3expiry=”60″ newtab=”yes” ]Typical Day with a Toddler[/s3file] – what a “typical” day might look like with a toddler. Just to give you some ideas!

[s3file s3url=”MiniCourses/RhythmRoutine/Burgess-Schedules.pdf” s3bucket=”smartmamahappybaby” s3bucketregion=”us-east-1″ s3expiry=”60″ newtab=”yes” ]Because they’ve been asked for, these are schedules from our family[/s3file] covering a number of different years and growing children (and even one with our new puppy included on it!)

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How to Teach Your Toddler to Have an Alone Time – Birth, Baby, and Life Podcast episode 🙂