Kids thrive on routine because it gives them a sense of predictability in their lives. Routines can help them feel like they have their needs met on a regular basis. With a back to school schedule for kids, they will be able to return to the mats more comfortably. 

To take the hassles out of morning, evening, and after-school transitions, here are some tips for developing routines that work for your family and create smoother days.


Each child needs their own routine

Ask your child what they feel are the most important things to do. Talk together about what is working and what is not. Find out what the hardest parts of the morning are for them.

When you include a child in the process of creating a routine, they are an active participant in it, rather than feeling like tasks are being imposed upon them. 


Take time to ease in to the back to school routine

Start practicing a week or two before school starts. This gives kids a gradual introduction to what the mornings will look like as the school year approaches. Not dropping them from the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes will be even better so they keep part of their routine on. 


Make the schedule visible

For everyday routines in which a lot of steps are involved, such as getting ready in the morning, after school responsibilities, or going to bed at night, it can be helpful to have a chart or a list. Keep the chart simple—include the necessities without making the routine an overwhelming chore. Jiu-Jitsu classes for Kids are offered from Monday to Friday at 04:30 pm. 


Let the routine be the guide

Rather than direct kids through their tasks each day, refer to the chart or checklist to encourage kids to take initiative for their daily habits. Not only is a parent able to avoid nagging, but the child is able to start thinking proactively.


Celebrate successes

Acknowledge when kids complete tasks on their own and encourage them in sticking with their routines. For example, when they get their stripes or are included on the grading lists of Gracie Sydney. 


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