Bedtime Routines: Getting on Schedule for Back to School

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Make Bedtime Positive

Avoid talking about early or regular bedtimes as a punishment or a chore. Don’t threaten to send your kid to bed early for misbehaving. Make bedtime a positive thing, always. Spend time with him before bed, reading a story or talking. If your child starts associating late bedtimes with rewards, he’ll be more likely to resist returning to a more school-appropriate routine.