Warning: slightly shocking, may induce laughing-out-loud and definitely NOT suitable for children.
How do your kids go to sleep? Is it lights on? Off?
Are you the calm earth mother, with a healthy sleep routine? All the glossy parenting articles and expert parenting websites recommend a healthy sleep routine. But what is this?
That’s when they stay asleep...
Sometimes kids wake up in the middle of the night, they sleep walk, they cry, they have nightmares, come into our beds at night, get sick. It’s no wonder a friend recently said:
I haven’t had a good night sleep in 10 years!!!
I remember as a child my sister woke up seriously unwell, and we were all indignant that my dad’s first response was to wash the vomit off his glasses. Now after a few zombie-like responses myself, I can understand the thought process (or lack of any thought process at 2 am when there are sick kids involved).
Here are a few tips for our healthy sleeptime. I would love to hear others...
All of this takes time and practice, and patience (sigh) on our poor-sleep-deprived-parent’s part. But in the end - it will be worth it!
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