2 thoughts on “Getting Kids to Sleep in Their Own Beds

  • December 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I agree with what you are saying about 90% (and especially liked the instant cooker analogy). The only thing I don’t agree with is using donating toys to charity as punishment for a child; it just discourages them from being charitable as an adult. When I was coming up my parents ( who were/ are divorced) taught me the importance of giving back and broke it down to me in a way that made me go to my room and willingly collect some of my most cherished possessions so that some other poor kid could have something nice to play with. I think having humility and being selfless under the right circumstances are two of the best life lessons you can impart of your children (I don’t have kids btw I’m just going by the things that my parents taught me that I am greatful for). Anyway, overall I enjoyed this article, happy New Year to you and your family.

  • January 1, 2018 at 11:04 am

    My daughter fought going to bed. I’d put her down and she would follow me out of the room. Over and over. One night I asked her if she wanted to be carried to bed or walk. With her finger on her chin she thought. Finally she said “carried”. From that time on she always said carried and stayed in bed. It was the same thing we did before the choice but since she chose it she stayed in bed. This continued for about a year. Then one night when I said it was time to go to bed she went on her own It was done.


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