Do you adapt easily to change? While change can be a learning opportunity, it can also be stressful—especially for children. Routines offer consistency that helps children feel comfortable and ready to learn. As a children's ministry teacher or volunteer, you may have your students only a few times a week, making routine even more crucial for a harmonious learning environment. In the following excerpt from Discipline in Christian Classrooms, Rebecca Fisher explains why establishing and following a routine is so important, and offers suggestions for implementing a routine in your children's ministry classes and events.