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Bedtime from a Young Child’s Perspective

by Rebecca Eanes

Bedtime can be such a trying time for parents and children. Sometimes it seems as though our children are purposefully trying to send us into a sleep-deprived stupor. Take heart, parents. One day, they will be teenagers. They won’t ask you for water, a snack, or anything. They probably won’t even tell you goodnight. And you’ll have to drag them out of bed in the morning! Until that day comes, though, there are some things we can do as parents to make bedtime go a little more smoothly. But first, we have to understand just what is going on in a young child’s mind when we say, “Time for bed!”

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