Routines are things we do every day. Routines keep children on task because children do well in well-ordered and predictable environments. Routines, like brushing teeth every night before bed, help children learn to care for themselves, their belongings and the home. When setting up routines it is important to be consistent, give choices, use simple steps, be realistic, practice, give guidance, remain flexible and celebrate success! Check out our August ParentTip on Using Routines for some more great ideas!