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.

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