As adults we often look forward to turning in for the night. However, to children, bedtime is often the least favorite time of the day and can result in a battle of wills, leaving parents and kids exhausted by the end.
Toddlers can be especially difficult when resisting bedtime, as they are driven by emotion and are not easy to reason with.
Here are some strategies to support the bedtime process so that you and your little one can rest easy.
We all know how unpredictable and chaotic life can be. There will be times that your ability to follow the bedtime routine is disrupted by factors outside your control.
However, the more consistent that you can be with your routine, when possible, the easier it will be for you and your child to be flexible with the transition to bed during the times when life makes the exact routine impossible.
It is unlikely that every single night will go smoothly, but, by developing a calming and consistent routine, you and your child should be able to call a truce over the bedtime battles (most nights, anyway…).