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Daily Routines


Nobody ever becomes an expert parent. but i think good parenting is about consistency. It's about being there at big moments, but it's also just the consistency of decision making. and its routine. -Sebastian coe

Visual routines

Create visual routines for your child. Create a visual for each routine they need support in like getting ready in the morning, homework time, bath time, and bedtime. 

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Click image to make a copy of this resource.
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Use velcro to put the tasks on and off. Click the image for where to buy.
Take a picture of your child doing the routines. 

Visualize your path

Tell your child that they are going to do a mental dress rehearsal of what will happen in their future. They are going to be a Mind MIME.

M- STOP and make an image in your mind

I- Imagine yourself in a future place and time

M- Imagine yourself going from Point A, to Point B, to Point C

E- You can feel yourself there/talk yourself through it/make an image and change it if you need to

By getting your child to visualize their path, they can experience how it will feel in the future. Do they need to move faster through time and space? What can they do to change their pace and time?

Visualizing their path forces them to look into the future and practice what it will look like BEFORE they actually go and DO it!

WOrking clock

The Working Clock is an Executive Functioning strategy that was created by Sarah Ward and Kristin Jacobsen. It allows students to visually see the passage of time, and feel how much time they have throughout the day.

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Students can color code their tasks in their planners and organizers, and then match the task to the color used on their Working Clock.

Have middle and high school students set their own schedule by chunking out the amount of time they will need for each task.

Sleep stories

Have a hard time getting your child to sleep?

Try having your child listen to a sleep story before bed. 

Still not sure? Listen to @socialemotionalkid explain why he loves sleep stories.

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Resources to support routines

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