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By Annie on 12 February, 2015
Just like adults, kids respond better when they know what to expect. This is why it is so important to have a routine in place within the home. Your Buddy can help with this and if you ever need to replace him, passing on the role will be much easier.
When a new candidate registers with My Big Buddy, we run through a series of induction notes. One of the key sections of these notes is the ‘after school routine’. Here it is so you know what you can expect from your Buddy….
Consistency is another point we discuss with our newly recruited candidates. Whilst everyone following the routine is important, enforcing rules like attention to homework, sitting at the table to eat a meal and putting toys away is equally important. Especially when you are working as part of a team! It’s a great idea to give your Buddy a list of rules you always enforce and a list of ideals. Obviously he’ll need to pick his battles but if he knows there are certain points you always stick to, a list will help with consistency.
At the end of the day, if we all have similar expectations of the children and are singing off the same song sheet, we will make all our lives a lot easier and the children will be happier.
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