When your kids are not getting all the sleep they need, ask yourself, “Where they are when they’re not sleeping?” Maybe they’re in their own beds, but maybe they’re somewhere else.
I hate mornings. Actually, that's not true. I really, really, really hate mornings. I feel the worst parent in me comes out in full force trying to get my kids to scarf their breakfast, brush their teeth and sprint out the door to beat the morning school bell.
Ice cream, swimming pools, lax bedtimes, video games…these are just a few things that define “summer break”. It takes 21 days to form new habits, so if you wait until the first week of school to enforce early bedtimes, studying, reading, healthy eating and other good habits your child will struggle the first month of school.
Take control of the beeping, buzzing, flashing insistence of machines and replace it with quiet. What would your child’s life be like if it were quieter?