The Benefits of Setting a Bedtime Routine

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:

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About Traci S. Williams-Nurse

Dr. Traci Williams-Nurse is a licensed psychologist who specialized in child, adolescent and family psychology. Her interests include child development, family functioning, video games and food. She was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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