If you’ve ever been tasked with putting young children to bed, you’ve probably heard every excuse in the book.
They’re not tired, need one more glass of water, or “just one more story, pleeeaaaase?”
The irony is, from infancy to teenage years, kids actually need more sleep than adults to stay happy and healthy — but they’re often unaware of their own sleep deprivation and unable to communicate their needs.
So it’s up to you, as the parent, to help them make sure they’re getting enough sleep every night and developing nighttime habits that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.
Fortunately, there are several simple shifts you can make, and routines you can implement, that will set your children up for a lifetime of healthy sleep hygiene.
Read on to learn what they are.