Join me as we discuss:
The listener question of how do we get our kids to stay in bed at bedtime.
The 4 major areas that cause problems with staying in bed.
HOW TO's on keeping kids in beds and counteracting the above mentioned problems.
A listener wrote in on behalf of some friends, and their soon-to-be-realized staying in bed issues. Most all of us, including myself, have or will deal with this to some level. It can be harrowing and stressful when our kids get out of bed 3-4 times needing water, covers tucked in, or really cute smootches.
While these things are sometimes cute and endearing, sometimes they just suck! Today I identify the top 4 most common issues affecting all-night, no get-up sleeping and how to get kids to stay in bed at bedtime:
- Kids bedtime is actually too late, even when it doesn't seem so.
- Kids experiencing anxiety over sleeping or the dark.
- Physiological reasons like enlarged adnoids or snoring.
- No structured/firm routine that encourages wind-down.