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Teaching little ones how to manage their time can be one difficult task! If your child is anything like mine, they legit think they are a real Princess and the world revolves around them. Heck, they can hear the word Princess on the TV and turn their head because they think the TV is talking to them! So when you have to break the news to them that no, even the little Princess of the family has to follow directions and have some sort of daily routine, it doesn't go very well at all. Tantrum City!
Just like most other kiddos, my child does excel when she follows a daily routine. She may claim to hate it, but everything from her attitude, behavior, school work, friendships, even eating & sleep schedules flourish when she sticks to her schedule. On the occasions that we have to alter the schedule, my daughter might think she's winning by breaking the rules, but based on the amount of whining, & eye rubs from unexplainable tantrums, routine is what's best for her.
To make sure my daughter kicks major butt all day long, my husband and I came up with a schedule that works with her daily life and our hectic work schedules. From the second she gets home from her full day of Pre-K, she has a Routine Clock she can easily follow without having to know how to tell exact time. All she has to do is look to see where the needle on the clock hits & move on to that activity!! Easy Peasy for any kid to follow regardless of age.
If you noticed above, the very first thing my daughter has scheduled is snack time! I don't know about your kiddo, but mine comes home from school ridiculously HANGRY!! That's right, not just hungry, but totally HANGRY! Being a picky eater, school lunch can be pretty rough with our schools ridiculous lunch program. So having the right after school snack is very important when trying to avoid a Hangry child not happy with the schools lunch policies!!!
Thankfully there are delicious and very portable RITZ Filled Cracker Sandwich options now available at Kroger for me to pick up! Being a work at home mom, sometimes snack time takes place in my office while I complete a few last minute tasks, so the fact that these crackers are not only delicious, but easy to carry anywhere due to their awesome packaging, I can keep the "Hangry" away from my child, while this momma ties up those last minute tasks!!!! RITZ Filled Cracker Sandwich are definitely made for this Kroger Moms hectic & busy lifestyle!
Make Your Own Routine Clock!
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This is probably the hardest part! Planning your child's day. My daughter comes home around 2, goes to bed around 9-9:30, so this is the routine that works best for us. Once she gets older and has things like homework, the schedule will have to be altered.
Remove the back from your clock!
Take your markers and color in the time slots that match your master schedule.
Put your clock back together, frame your master schedule if you want to fancy it up and ta-da!!! You now have a routine clock your child can easily follow.
Now that I have you and your kiddo craving RITZ Peanut Butter Filled Sandwich Crackers and RITZ Cheese Filled Sandwich Crackers, all you have to do is head to your local Kroger. At the Kroger in Southlake TX where we did our shopping, look for the aisle sign that says "Multipack Snacks" in the lunch box aisle. You will find the Ritz Filled Crackers on the top shelf & maybe even find a killer deal going on like we did!!!! One of the many reasons we love shopping at Kroger!
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Which is your Hangry childs favorite? RITZ Peanut Butter Filled Sandwich Crackers or RITZ Cheese Filled Sandwich Crackers?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.