One of the most important things that you can do to make your young child feel safe is to establish as much routine in his/her life as possible. Children (and adults) feel the most secure when their lives are predictable. When adults provide environments that feel safe, children learn that they can trust others to take care of them and meet their needs, so they become free to relax and explore their world. When young children know what to expect, they become more confident in both themselves and the world around them.
The earlier that you begin to order your child’s life, the easier it will be. When you stick to a routine, you teach your child how to arrange her time in a manner that is efficient, productive, and cuts down on stress. Additionally, routines eliminate power struggles, help kids cooperate, help parents maintain consistency in expectations, and so much more! This sense of order is not only important for making your young child feel secure at this moment, but it will also allow your child to internalize an automatic sense of how to organize her own life as he/she grows up.
Parent Workshop for families with children in PK2, Kinder, and Grades 1-8.
Date and time: Wednesday, February 7, 2018. 15:00 to 16:15 h.
Place: ASV Athletic Center (rooms A and B).
Online registration here