Bedtime Routines

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Bedtime Routines

Many parents experience difficulties getting their young children to go to bed at a reasonable time. Not only are the children tired and difficult to manage, but this is the end of a busy work day for many families.

Why does this have to be so difficult?

Try this:

The key to dealing with bedtime problems is to develop a reasonable bedtime routine. This should be a predictable time of the day for young children. Many parents develop a routine involving bath time, snack, reading in bed, and lights out.

Do what works best for you and your child, but the key is consistency in the routine. The biggest problem parents make in implementing such a change is that they talk too much trying to explain what they are doing.

Talk less. Do more. This should be one of the most pleasant times of the day.


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