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For most families, bedtime is a struggle. Our kids’ desires--a sip of water, one more story--compete with our attempts to get them to bed (and stay there).
In the evening, I’m usually running on fumes as my kids are somehow revving up. Simple tasks like brushing their teeth, getting pajamas on, and a glass of water can turn into a drama that leaves us all frustrated and annoyed. Not exactly ideal conditions for sleep!
Sleep problems are one of the most common concerns reported to pediatricians. The solution they most frequently recommend? A consistent nightly bedtime routine.
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But what if bedtime routines could do more than just help kids sleep? In a few simple steps, evening routines can actually provide us with a deep connection to ourselves and our kids, and even strengthen a growth mindset.
Here are 5 ways to create a peaceful and positive bedtime experience, that nurtures both you and your kids.