Sometimes as moms we fear when bedtime comes around. Our kids can either be easy to put to bed or do everything in their power to stay up late. The kids will make up any excuses. My little girl’s favorite is saying she has to go potty—I suppose she knows that makes me go running since she is a toddler. However, it is important to remember these little things such as bedtime are important. My daughter and I started a bedtime ritual and it has become so much easier to get her to sleep. Sometimes she wants to go bed two hours earlier!
iMom has come up with 5 Things Moms Should Do for Their Kids Every Night! These are a must read and I found some of them very useful.
5 Things Moms Should Do for Their Kids Every Night
If there was a parents’ guide to bedtime, being ready to listen would be pretty much near the top. It’s one of the things moms should do for their kids every night. Here are 5 things moms should do for their kids every night.
1. Tuck them in.
Consider it a standing appointment; when it’s time for your child to go to bed, put all else aside. Leave your phone in the kitchen, turn away from the laundry, finish the work email later. Go to your child’s room and be ready to spend however long it takes to complete the bedtime routine.
(Of course, if your child starts stalling or trying to stretch out the bedtime goodnight past the normal limit, don’t feel badly about leaving his room. Just end on a firm note with overtures of love.)
2. Be ready to listen.
If you can avoid rushing bedtime rituals, your child might open up more often. When kids are tired, their guard comes down too. Ask them about their day. Use some of our Pillow Talk questions to spark conversation.
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