When your child was a baby, she decided when she would eat, sleep and play. And though it may seem ironic, now that she's older and more independent, it's time for you to take charge of her daily schedule. Toddlers thrive on routine; establishing a set time for eating, getting dressed and going to bed can help yours feel more secure and in control. It will also make your life easier! She'll come to enjoy daily routines if you inject some fun into them. Let her help make lunch every day at noon, for instance, or choose a story to read before her afternoon nap.