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What is a good way to get a child to go to bed earlier??

My kids are very active but they always seem to have too much energy.

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candcsmom2008

Asked by candcsmom2008 at 4:34 PM on Sep. 22, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • i've been trying very hard with mine..what's worked so far is getting her up early..7 am. she takes a nap around 1.. is down by 8. she used to got to bed at midnite
    bingbong

    Answer by bingbong at 4:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Put them to bed earlier. Have only quiet activities after dinner, no tv or computer. Try reading and soft music.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:37 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Wake them up earlier and do a whole change of their daily schedule. Have some structure, can't give you any suggestions since I don't know how old they are. It may take a while. Good luck.
    2BlondeBabies

    Answer by 2BlondeBabies at 4:41 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • Make them get into bed 15-30 mins before bedtime and let them read...it will calm them down.
    stepmom929

    Answer by stepmom929 at 6:04 PM on Sep. 22, 2010

  • When all else fails lights out through the house at least until it becomes a habit.
    Liansmommie

    Answer by Liansmommie at 6:51 AM on Sep. 25, 2010

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