the holidays are over, and all is back to normal most families get ready for a
new school year and it’s important for children to re-establish their sleeping
pattern after a couple of weeks of going to bed late and waking up late.
According to AJC.com lack
of sleep contributes to a wide range of woes, including an impaired performance
in school and behavioral and emotional problems.
pointers on how you can get you kids back to their sleeping schedule:
- At the beginning of the school
year, it’s exciting to see all the great activities and opportunities available
to children but be careful not to over-commit. Evening activities and homework
are commonly cited reasons for a lack of sleep, especially among
- Redevelop a consistent pre-bedtime routine. The body needs time to shift into
sleep mode, so spend the last hour before bed doing a calming activity such as
reading, taking baths, and listening to music.
- Avoid TV, Web surfing, video
games, physical activities and sugary foods or drinks before bedtime.
- Place a clock in your children’s rooms and inform them of their wake-up time.
Ask them to stay in the bed until that time each morning.
- It can be tough for kids’
bodies to understand that it’s time to go to sleep if parents or older siblings
are still being active or loud so try and maintain a quite environment when
they are sleeping.
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