Do you find it easy to fill your kids’ non-school hours and days with stimulating social, intellectual and recreational activities but challenging to get them to wind down at the end of a long day?
If so, you’re in good company.
As many parents discover, children are experts at finding creative ways to resist going to bed, especially when something is troubling them or when they don’t want to be left alone.
How many of us have heard these pleas come out of our precious ones’ mouths at the end of a long and exhausting day?
I’m not (big yawn) tired! Can I stay up just a little longer?
I need to go to the bathroom one more time!
I can’t sleep without … (whatever toy isn’t in the bed with them at that moment!)
Will you read me just one more story?
Why can’t I stay up with you?