Most nights at our house something that many people would consider amazing happens. Our youngest (5 years old) tells us he is ready for bed by asking us to tuck him in.
In an almost accidental way, we’re helping our children develop self-discipline.
Routine is important to a young child. It gives them confidence that things are safe and the world is working the way it should. Knowing thing, we’ve made extra efforts to have a routine for bedtime and as a result, our children rarely battle bedtime. While everyone’s home is going to operate a bit differently, maybe it will help to know what we do:
Snack, bath, teeth brushing, stories, prayers, hugs and kisses, reading time, lights out. This generally starts a little before 8 with lights going out at 9:30. Alex tends to ask for tuck-ins at 8:30.
Looking for bedtime tips? Read on…