Friday, July 15, 2005
It was trampoline night again the other night. I've read that it's important with children to have a Going to Bed ritual. This allows the children to realize that the day is winding down and they can get themselves into a mental place that is receptive to the idea of going to sleep. This, at least with my boys, is a load of crap. What works best, if they are showing signs of alertness as bed-time approaches, is to run them ragged right up to the moment before you tuck them into bed. Then after a couple minutes of darkness, they let down their guard, and oops, they fall asleep.