Establishing schedules and routines is more important than you think, since repetitive acts help build an emotional balance, in which the child’s personality develops. In addition, it facilitates the mechanism to achieve a better teaching, getting to form virtues in the small.
Benefits of habits and routines in children and babies
No child feels comfortable in a situation where they are caught by surprise. Routine gives children a sense of security.
Children do not know the order of things when they are born, so adults must teach them to organize their lives through stable schedules associated with routines, that is, through activities that are done every day in the same way.
Rituals are repeated that help the child assimilate an internal scheme that turns his world into a predictable and, therefore, safe place.
Food, sleep and hygiene are the first habits that children have to learn.
However, it is not enough to establish certain routines, we must guarantee and make sure that these are complied with, that is, supervise that they are carried out properly, at least until the child has incorporated them into his repertoire of daily behaviors.
The ideal is to incorporate any habit from an early age, and then increase the complexity and responsibilities as the child develops and masters them.
How to create habits in children?
Depending on the child, some parents will need more patience, perseverance and persistence to get them to assimilate the routine in a positive way.
The important thing is to do all the routines, whether feeding, resting, hygiene, playing or the tasks of school life.
All these points of different kinds, must be carried out with the same constancy and intensity, so that they can be internalized successfully.
For these factors to be met, it is extremely important that parents identify what the type of character of their children is, and what will then be the best way to apply these routines and educational guidelines.