Are you a meticulous planner or spontaneous spirit?

During this period of self-isolation, people have had to adapt their daily schedules. In particular, parents and children now have to juggle with telework and keeping themselves preoccupied.

After a few days of spontaneity, do you feel as though you need more of a daily routine? Is having a routine a good idea? Some may prefer being flexible. Others want to plan their days. What is the best solution to get through these unprecedented times?

You know what is best for your family. What’s important is to strike a balance with all the information read about online or watch on TV. By putting together an action plan, you can both ensure somewhat of a routine—and add a touch of spontaneity. Remember: a routine can reassure children and adults alike.

Regardless of what type of routine you decide to set up, make sure you set aside time for the family to be together. For example, aim for 30 minutes during which the family goes for a walk outside. Take the time to watch a movie after supper. These moments can strengthen the family unit despite the reality of staying at home. Your children need to be reassured. You need to find the right work-life balance. Trust yourself and have some fun!

Some examples to inspire you

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Daily routine with icons

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You can customize yours with time slots

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It’s now your turn to determine how each day will evolve! Don’t forget, arts and crafts or even simple renovations can be fun with the whole family!

To get your daily planning kit: click here (Microsoft Word files)

To use our recommendations to plan your day : click here (PDF files)

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