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Importance of Routines

Establishing consistent routines can ward off inappropriate behavior. This can be especially helpful as we head into this holiday season! By maintaining routines, the children know what to expect and are less likely to become upset by not getting their way throughout the day.  Even while traveling, keeping the basic structures in place will give your child the sense of peace they rely upon. Some necessary changes will occur due to scheduling, however remember to use pre-corrects with your child. Tell them what will be happening as well as how they are expected to behave.  When your child is clear about your expectations he/she will be less likely to challenge you along the way.