How raising kids within routines boosts social and emotional health

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 30, 2014 6:18 a.m.

    Instead of calling or putting these children through routines they need more constructive use of their time. Routines are usually non productive play time, they need discipline time and parental oversight at all times. They need rules and chores in the family that work together. Children in the hands of others are not quality use of time when there is no desire to learn or do new things that don't enriches their education.

    The only true benefit that these children have are the learning of the differences of life in various areas of the country and at the same time all have a common culture in all areas of life.

    But chores and discipline and self independence are invaluable skills most children never get to learn at a young age.

  • Spellman789 Syracuse, UT
    March 26, 2014 8:14 p.m.

    Routines work for adults as well. I know it is nice to have routines at work so you do not feel like you are inventing the wheel every time, or you know what to expect in some cases. Again, like the article said, there needs to be flexibility. Kids at a young age need some kind of structure in the home and outside of it. It provides a feeling of safety and understanding, and helps as they get older to learn to stick with goals.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    March 25, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    Disagree. We over program our kids these days.