In this week's blog, we are talking about one of the five keys to creating a happy and healthy family- STRUCTURE!
Author Barbara Coloroso once stated, "Kids need parents who say what they mean, mean what they say, and do what they say they are going to do."
Structure is key in creating happy, healthy, and sucessful children in addition to building a happier household environment and strong parent-child relationships.
Three main keys to creating structure for your child include consistency, predictability, and follow-through. Keep your rules and reactions similar every time, allow your child to build an understanding of what to expect from you, and stay true to what you say.
Some tips to create structure include:
-Clearly identifying rules and routines
-Explaining rules and routines to your child and the reasoning behind them
-Using consistent and appropriate consequences
Some of the benefits of structure in childhood include:
-Clear expectations, limits, and boundaries
-Increased feelings of safety and security
-Increased confidence in parenting
-Increased confidence in children
Make a plan for structure in your home and watch your family become a happier and healthier family!
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