my 7yr. old has allways had problems going to bed... my issue is I talked to his teacher and found out he is laying his head down @ school and trying to go to sleep... I have talked to his Doctor about this and he said give it one more month and if still having problems he will put him on something to help him go to sleep... I need to find some way of getting him to go to bed earlier...(befor 10..) We get up @ 6 in the morning and you would think he would be ready by 8 but he's not. I don't want to do the sleeping med. I know when I take something like that i wanna sleep for 2 day's.. I dont want to do that to my kid anyone out there have any suggestions???Answer Question
Do you have a routine for bedtime? If not you might want to try a warm bath, a bedtime story or a quite talk time with him and a small glass of milk. Do something like this every night, even on the weekends. Same with getting up, same time on the weekends. Do not like him nap during the afternoon. Make sure that he is getting some sort of exercise after school too. This should tire him a little. Make sure it's not close to bedtime. Try something like this. It won't happen overnight. I might take a month. Hope this gives you some light at the end of your tunnel. I do this with my 5 year old. It wasn't easy either. But it does work.
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