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9. Thinking about the words that you use – example routines

Look at the following examples. For each example, note down why you think the social worker chose to use the word routines:

  1. The mother had established routines for herself and therefore felt that it came naturally.

2. Karen feels able to implement good routines and boundaries for the baby now and in the future.

3. Prior to admission Harry’s life became chaotic and he dis-engaged from the routines that helped to maintain his mental health.

4. She needs help with budgeting and routines and her own self-care.

5. For Ben to sleep well and be provided with stable routines which allow him to meet his developmental milestones.

6. When she is unwell she loses all her routines, including meal routines, and simply grazes in an opportunistic manner.