In This Video, Learn How To Achieve A Solid Back-to-School Sleep Routine With Your Kids And Teens.
Many parents dread the back to school sleep battle with their kids but the sleep routine for kids and teens doesn’t have to be so hard. Setting some hard and fast rules can help greatly.
With younger kiddos it’s usually a fight to get them in bed and because they are tired it can be difficult to get them to do what you ask. Try starting their routine before they get to that point. With teens, the cell phone creates a huge barrier to sleep. I highly recommend putting rules in place to stop cell phone use at a certain time every night and to place phones somewhere in the house other than their bedroom where they can retrieve it AFTER they’ve completed their morning routine. Watch the video for why this is important.
If you found this information helpful, here’s a recent podcast episode where I interviewed my friend Dr. Michael Breus, a sleep specialist, about “How Sleep Affects Behavior In Kids And Teens.”
This blog article might also be helpful in your search for better sleep for your little ones “Screentime in the Evening Makes Sleep More Difficult For All Children Especially Boys With Autism.”