The best way to get your family organized is to have a daily schedule. This daily schedule will include chores, tasks, and other details of what’s expected from each family member. Having a daily schedule will help reduce stress and arguments from any family member throughout the week.
Say goodbye to children’s meltdowns when you follow these tips to make a daily family schedule. Each of these tips will help you develop a routine that keeps everyone moving forward each day.
Analyze Your Day
Sit down to analyze your day-to-day activities. Consider every family member during this process. You may have children attending online classes, homeschooling activities, chores, and other agenda items that every family member must do daily.
Review what time each family member needs to do these tasks and write a quick draft of how a day might look in your home.
Brainstorm What you Want
Think about your end goal with having a daily schedule for your family. Perhaps you want fewer meltdowns, less child to parent arguments, lowered stress, and more family time. Write down the goal you have in mind for creating this daily schedule.
Review your brainstormed notes and select the top priority goals so that you can complete a final draft of your daily schedule that aligns with these goals.
Write The Schedule
Now that you have an idea of what each family member needs to do during the day, what time each activity must be completed, and what your overall goals are for this schedule it’s time to write it down. Using a poster board and marker create a visual daily schedule to hang in the family room.
Your daily family schedule must be in a visible spot where every family member can see it. This keeps everyone on the same page with sticking to the family routine.
Practice for a Week
Your first daily schedule for family draft may not be perfected, so give it a practice run for a week. Figure out if the daily schedule flows nicely or if you’ve created more stress. Make notes during the week and have a family meeting to evaluate each of your notes.
This process may take a few weeks to develop the best daily schedule for your family. Don’t give up during the process, stay motivated and keep your family inspired to work out the kinks together.
These are just a few starting points to help you develop a strong, consistent daily family schedule. Having a routine within your household will strengthen your family bond, inspire kids to be self-sufficient, and ensure the whole family knows their place within the household.