Regular Bedtimes Help Prevent...

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Regular Bedtimes Help Prevent...
Tue, 10-15-2013 - 11:50am

... problem behavior problems in kids.

A regular bedtime might guarantee more than a good night's sleep for both kids and their parents -- it turns out that a regular bedtime can make for a better-behaved child, new research suggests.

When 7-year-olds had irregular bedtimes, they were more likely to have behavior problems than their peers with a consistent time for their nightly shut-eye. And, the study also found that the longer a child had been able to go to bed at different times each night, the worse his or her behavior problems were.

"Irregular bedtimes were linked to behavioral difficulties, and these effects appeared to accumulate through early childhood," said the study's lead author, Yvonne Kelly, a professor of lifecourse epidemiology at University College London.

http://www.ivillage.com/irregiular-bedtimes-lead-kids-behavior-problems-study/6-a-549620

Do your children go to bed at the same time each night?  What time is bedtime?

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