Dealing With a Young Night Owl
If your school-age child has trouble falling asleep at bedtime, here are some tips to encourage a faster trip to dreamland:
Establish a winding down routine each night. For example, read a story to the child in the same place.
Encourage a pre-bedtime bath or warm shower. The soothing rush and sound of water often serves as a natural sleep aid for kids.
Keep your sense of humor. Remember that wrestling with kids over bedtime is a universal experience.