Bedtime problem (a bit long)

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Registered: 10-28-2004
Bedtime problem (a bit long)
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Tue, 10-30-2007 - 12:36pm
My DS is 4.
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Registered: 12-08-2004
Sat, 11-03-2007 - 2:59pm
How scary for your little boy.
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Registered: 06-24-2003
Sun, 11-11-2007 - 3:17pm

Hi! I'm so sorry to hear about your bedtime problems! That can be SOOO much more frustrating for us parents because it's at the end of the day and you feel like you have no more energy left to conqure these types of battles. My son went through the same types of issues and the one thing that worked for us was consistency. There are a few things that I can suggest. These are just ideas though so feel free to adapt them to your family. In order for any of these to work though you must have a consistent bedtime routine....quiet time starting an hour before bed where all toys are put away except for maybe 2 or 3, some of the lights are turned down or off in the house. This will help prepare him that bedtime is near.

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Registered: 10-28-2004
Mon, 11-12-2007 - 3:08pm
Thanks so much.
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Registered: 06-24-2003
Mon, 11-12-2007 - 4:47pm
I know what you mean! My little guy is glued to my husband during the day! Sometimes, I have to admit, it's a nice break! Good luck with the bedtime stuff!
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Registered: 10-28-2004
Mon, 11-12-2007 - 4:56pm
Yes, it could be a nice break, until I hear, 'Honey, I can't even go to the BATHROOM here', LOL!