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schedule for 4 year old

what kind of schedule would you have for an out of control 4 yr old that doesnt listen or go to bed when asked

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:09 PM on Aug. 20, 2009 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • Well, my 4YO is pretty good, but her schedule is generally up around 7:30-8, breakfast soon after waking...snack around 10...lunch around noon...another snack around 3...dinner 5:30-6...bath....dessert if she cooperates after the bath 9getting jams on, brushing hair, etc)... then bed time at 9pm with a bedtime story. I would like to bump her bed time to 8:30 when it starts getting dark earlier.

    Answer by gramsmom at 3:19 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • The kind of schedule I would have is one that does not vary from day to day. Consistency can help avoid surprises that may cause your child to react. Or you just might have a child who is going to refuse to go to bed for a while to come. In that case, make sure you don't give in. Be the boss. Set the schedule yourself. If your child gets the idea they are in charge they may decide they like it, and refuse to abdicate.

    Hang tough.

    Answer by wildtamer at 4:40 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • my son is 4. he wakes around 745 but has to play alone and QUIETLY til about 845 when his little sister wakes up. breakfast around 930 a teeny snack around 11 lunch around 1 and 2-4 is nap time for sister and quiet/play/alone/ and occasionally nap time for him. snack at 415, dinner at ??? and he's VERY ready for bed at 9

    Answer by hibbingmom at 10:05 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • consistency is the way. give him plenty to do during the day. if he takes a nap make sure its not a late nap. give a warm bath before bed and make sure he's in bed same time every night. children usually like to know what to expect and need schedules. it will be hard but he will get use to it.

    Answer by JayRo00 at 2:56 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

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