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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!

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