What should be part of your normal routine?
Not everything has to be the same every day, but there are certain daily activities that should be part of your routine, especially on school days. These might include:
The time to get ready in the morning
Bath times, mealtimes, and bedtimes
Housework, cooking and cleaning schedules
Playtime, family time and outdoor play
Your family might benefit from including other activities. For example, some families might include time to practice a musical instrument. The key is that your routine is regular, predictable and consistent, while also allowing for a bit of flexibility to accommodate spontaneity and creativity. Cleaning the table after dinner is important, but it can wait if you have a special guest. So establish a routine, but also be sensitive and adaptable to the needs of your family.