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6 Tricks to Help Your Toddler or Preschooler Go to Bed (and Stay There!)

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Brother and sister in parents bed

Have a Reward System


The promise of a reward or treat can work wonders. Let your child choose one himself (within reason, such as watching a special movie ), and if he goes to bed without a fuss during the week, he can have it on the weekend. Letting your child choose the reward allows him to feel in control and that his opinion counts. It also ensures he'll ask for something he really wants — and will therefore work hard to get it!

Next: Let Your Child Wind Down

August 28, 2014



Variety is the spice of life! Swap out boring sandwiches for simple and healthy alternatives, like crackers and cheese, veggie or fruit kebabs, pasta salad, or breakfast for lunch (such as yogurt and granola, or whole wheat waffles).


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