Ever had a conversation that goes like this?
“It’s time for bed darling. It’s eight o’clock.”
“Aw, mum! Just five more minutes, p-le-a-s-e!”
“No, darling. It’s bedtime.”
“But this is my favourite show. Can I watch a bit more?”
“No dear! Please go to bed. I’ve had enough. I’ve had a long day and I want some peace.”
“Mum, your mean. All the other kids in my grade stay up until 8.30. Why can’t I stay up later too?”
And so the battle continues...........
Some children are experts at stretching bedtime out through procrastination and persistent cries of ‘ just five more minutes’. This battle at the end of the day is draining for parents and makes parenting life hard work.
How to get kids to bed
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