What does your bed time routine look like?
Is it calm? Full of stories? Games? Laughter?
Or is it rushed, scheduled and stressful?
Some parent’s tell me that their children are too restless to sleep at night after a day at school and even stories won’t relax them.
Have you ever tried a card game?
We have found that a couple of rounds of UNO or Rummy for kids relaxes our Miss 6 and gives her the quiet space she needs before bed.
This time is also really special as it is often spent in her room with just one parent (mostly her dad) so not only is she playing a quiet and fun game she is also getting to spend some one on one time with an adult. There is no need for conversation but it is that 15-20 minutes of attention that helps her to wind down from the day.
So pull out those dusty cards and teach yourself then your child a simple game that you can both enjoy before bed.