I’m watching Bravo’s reality show Pregnant in Heels and “maternity concierge” Rosie Pope is assisting parents in establishing a sleep routine for their resistant six year old.
Poor sleep in school-aged children has been linked to learning difficulties at school, behavioral problems, and mood swings. Setting a bedtime routine is very important for both young children and their parents. It’s been shown to reduce sleep behavior problems in young children, improve the length of time the child stays asleep, as well as improve mothers’ moods.
Here are several links to setting and maintaining a bedtime routine:
- Establishing a Bedtime Routine With Your Baby
- How to Develop Bedtime Routines
- The 4 B’s of Bedtime
- Curfews and Bedtimes for Teens