Evening Routine: Part 3 – Tips

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Here are a few tips to help your evening run smoothly:

  • Having your meals planned for the week will reduce the amount of stress during the evening.
  • If your child wakes during the night, don’t allow her to sleep in your bed otherwise this will become a habit she will learn to love and you won’t get a good nights sleep meaning you will be miserable and tired the next day.  Try very hard to get yourself up straight away and walk her back to bed, once she is in her bed, settle her, give her a cuddle and kiss, say goodnight, then walk away.
  • If you are finding your new routine doesn’t work for you change it around abit to suit family. Maybe it suits your family to bath after dinner??
  • If your little one is still wetting the bed, give them only half a glass of water during dinner and a quick sip while brushing teeth.
  • If your mornings are really busy, lay out clothes for the following day
  • Talk to the kids during dinner about their day, ask them what they enjoyed most about today?  Ensure that everybody participates.  Converssation around the dinner table is one of my favourite things.
  • Make the kids new routine fun by making it a game:
    • Who can clean their room the fastest?
    • Who has the cleanest teeth?
    • My favourite is I’ll race you to your bed, I bet I can beat you…they always win, but they love it 🙂
    • Occasionally have little prizes to reward them for great work.
  • Allow children to take responsibility dressing themselves, brushing their own teeth, wash own dishes etc.  They are great habits to learn at a young age.

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