The following is by editor Kara Fleck.
All this month we’ve been discussing rhythm and routines here at Simple Kids. Creating a family routine from scratch, adding new elements to an established routine, or altering schedules when life situations change can be a bit intimidating for some of us.
As I hope the contributors and I have stressed so far, there are very few universal factors when creating family rhythm and routines. We are each unique and our families are unique.
Our needs are not all the same and our circumstances are not all the same. What is one person’s simple solution might be another one’s complication.
When it comes to creating family routines, the best advice I can give you can be summed up like this: be realistic, make them personal, and be yourself.
Personalized for Your Family
Many of my own early attempts at creating routines for my family were doomed from the beginning. This was because I was trying to copy the beautiful weekly and daily routines on the blogs I was reading and of other families that I knew.