Generations of parents have flopped down on a cozy bed after a long day, breathed a sigh of relief and thought, “Why can’t my child look forward to bedtime as much as I do?”
Of course, for many children (and you, their tired parents) the reality is that bedtime can be the most dreaded time of day. You’ve likely had to put up with your child’s clever strategies to delay going to bed: tantrums, demands for more book reading, pleas for water or milk and other tricks.
Read on for age-specific tips for setting the stage for good sleep.
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