Children are a huge blessing. Between their sweet smiles, innocent eyes, precious hugs, boundless energy, and insatiable desire to explore and learn, it’s easy to love them so much. But we all know how temperamental and exasperating our kids can be when they haven’t had enough sleep.
The problem is, it’s not always such an easy task to get them into bed and asleep for the night. In my experience, the best results have come only through a consistent and loving bedtime routine.
Here are a few tips for putting your kids to bed with love:
1. Plan to eat dinner at a specific time each night. Allow enough time to prepare the food, enjoy your meal together as a family, and complete clean-up without having dinner overlap with the evening bedtime routine. An ideal time to sit down and eat each night is 5:30 pm. Determine what works best for you and your family.