The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design:
One of the things I’ve enjoyed about our daughter Emma growing up is that she’s able to take on more responsibility for her routines with each passing year. All I have to do after breakfast is tell her to take care of her “morning stuff,” and she knows exactly what tasks I’m asking her to do.
Of course, that scenario is the result of years of teaching and practice. If you have younger children and would like to start them on the road to self-directed routines, try this printable Routine Chart.
The first page has spaces for both morning and evening routines. The second page has visual reminders of which tasks kids should be doing. You can cut out the ones that apply to your family and place them in any order under morning or evening. Hang the finished chart when the kids can see it, and they’ll be able to self-monitor their routines.
Hopefully this tool will help you guide your kids to self-directed routines too!
What’s the most important part of your morning or evening routine?
|Jason & Jennifer Bruce are the husband-and-wife design team behind New Season Design, where they work together to help clients put their best foot forward online. Jason is a pastor-turned-graphic designer, and Jennifer is a teacher-turned-blog designer who also blogs at The Simple Penabout life, learning and the things she loves.|