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For most families, bedtime is a struggle. Our children’s desires--a drink of water, one more story--compete with our attempts to get them to bed (and stay there).
In the evening, I'm winding down but my children are just getting started. Simple tasks like brushing their teeth, getting pajamas on and a glass of water can turn into a drama that leaves us all frustrated and annoyed. Not exactly ideal conditions for sleep!
Sleep problems are one of the most common concerns reported to pediatricians. The solution they most frequently recommend? A consistent nightly bedtime routine.
But what if bedtime routines could do more than just help children sleep? In a few simple steps, evening routines can actually provide us with a deep connection to ourselves and our children, and even strengthen a growth mindset.
Here are 5 ways to create a peaceful and positive bedtime experience, one that nurtures both you and your children.