In our earlier post, we discussed the importance of sleep hygiene. Sleep hygiene is basically a set of practices that promote good sleep. Most children look for ways to stay up past their bedtime and almost all parents have experienced the struggle involved in getting children to sleep.
In this article, we will cover:
A book published in 2007, Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems, suggests a few things that parents can use to get children to adhere to their bedtime routine:
The book, Positive Discipline A-Z…, mentions ways in which parents can avoid future bedtime troubles by planning ahead. Here are some of the tips:
Bedtime routine informs the child of what is going to happen and what is expected of them. It makes the process smoother and allows the child to take charge of their bedtime routine. You can download the sample bedtime routine here. However, parents should make the necessary changes to this routine based on their unique requirements.
How do you avoid bedtime struggles with your child? Do you have any tips or suggestions for your fellow parents? Do let us know in the comments below.
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