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having trouble getting my 9 yr old to sleep after summer holidays

never had this problem before she lays in bed up til 10pm restless

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Asked by kirstys933 at 5:08 PM on Sep. 24, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)

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  • What time is she getting up? What time are you sending her to bed? How long have you been trying to get her back onto a schedule?

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:22 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • That's why you should try to keep the routine or re-set it before school starts up again. Turn off electronic devices at least two hours before bedtime. No computers no video games no TV.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 5:25 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • gets up in time for school 730am yes i need to be stricter with electronic games i usually turn off at 7pm thanks for your advice

    Comment by kirstys933 (original poster) at 5:29 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • How about a warm drink before bed? Maybe some soft music in her room?

    Answer by Ballad at 5:30 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • set a very strict routine that includes a decent bit of relax time before lights out. This is my kids for and example

    6 dinner
    630 one tv show
    7 showers, pjs brush teeth
    when done in rooms to read or play with quiet toys in bed until 8
    8 read a short book together and lights out as soon as it is over.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 5:33 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • thankyou for your honest answers ill give it a go only problem is she s learning violin and its strict 1hr practise daily i dont want her to give up[

    Comment by kirstys933 (original poster) at 5:46 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • maybe try getting her up a bit earlier?

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 6:13 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • We stick to roughly the same schedule in summer to avoid this.

    Answer by missanc at 7:05 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • The reason I mentioned the electronics is because even after the game is off, the brain remains stimulated for awhile. Makes it hard to sleep when your brain is running. You can also try lavender scent in her room. It is a calming herb and can help her sleep. Homework as soon as she gets home so she has time to practice the violin.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:38 PM on Sep. 24, 2013

  • What does violin practice have to do with bed time? That should be done right after school or 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after. Unless she gets off the bus at like 6:30 pm it should not make a difference! If she is is insisting on waiting until before bed to practice then she is using it to avoid bed time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:46 AM on Sep. 25, 2013

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