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Common Sense Tips

Lengthy Bedtimes

Some children keep their parents engaged in unwanted lengthy bedtime rituals. Here are a few suggestions that might help things go more smoothly: 1. Play actively with children for as long as you can before getting them ready for bed so that they have fun contact with you that is not associated with going to sleep. 2.Keep bedtime rituals quiet and calm. 3. Be clear and consistent about which routines are OK with you. 4. Don’t put your children to bed before they are tired.

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