Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6Help Your Child Thrive Help your child become more independent and confident by providing a home where there is not only love, but where there are also rules and routines. Rules We all feel more comfortable when we know what we can and can’t do. “I can have a cookie after dinner—but not before.”—Olivia “I always have to wear my seat belt.”—John Routines Routines comfort and empower young children. When they have routines to follow, children know exactly what they are supposed to do. “Before I go to bed, I put on my pajamas, wash my face and hands, brush my teeth, and pick out a book.”—Sophia When children have rules and routines at home, the day runs smoother—and children are better able to adapt to rules and routines at school.