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How to structure a child's routine

Richa Aggarwal
3 to 7 years

Created by Richa Aggarwal
Updated on Sep 21, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

First of all it is important to understand what a structure is and why it is important for your child. Routines are important as these help children self-control. When parents provide structure to a child's everyday routine, they are improving parental control in an efficient and responsible manner to encourage the healthy growth and development of children.


Consistent and proper routines means activities will happen at about the same time and in the same way everyday which will provide comfort and a sense of security to children. The three main keys to building structure are

  • Consistency which means doing the same thing every time

  • Predictability - knowing what is going to happen

  • Follow-through


Some things to keep in mind while making daily routine children include

  1. Be as clear and specific as possible.

  2. Focus on specific behaviors and avoid vagueness as much as you can.

  3. Start slow. You can start with one or two rules and add new rules as needed. Too many rules at once will be difficult to follow and enforce.

  4. Rules should be flexible, realistic and fit your child's age and development. In fact, you can also sit together with your child and make routines.


Watch this as Psychologist Richa Aggarwal talks about Routine for your baby: Its importance and significance and how to structure your child's routine.

 You may also like to watch this video with Psychologist Richa Aggarwal to know all about how to handle irritation, aggression in children and deal with it in an effective way and also how to structure their day.


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