Put your child on a healthy sleeping pattern right away!
Children need at least nine to twelve hours of sleep each night. Children that do not get adequate sleep the night before tend to be groggy, grumpy, and thus have a harder time concentrating in class, not to mention tend to become more sensitive to social disputes.
Sleep also contributes to a healthier immune system.
You can help your child enter each school day with a more energetic and positive approach simply by making sure they get the right amount of sleep each night.
Here’s how to set a healthy sleeping pattern with your children:
Establish a set bedtime and wake time for the Weekdays. Make sure that you specify that this time is non-negotiable.
Set up some rules for 1 hour prior to bed time. There are many things that can affect how well your children sleep at night. If you set up some ground rules, then you’ll see better sleeping habits:
Establish a 20 – 30-minute nightly “calm-down” bedtime routine. The routine should include taking a bath, putting on their pajamas, reading, and other relaxing activities.
TV viewing at bedtime is not recommended because it may affect your child’s ability to fall asleep.