Bedtime Stress Busters for Kids
Children as young as three years old experience stress of varying degrees. Regardless of the cause of stress, it is a very real experience for kids and it quite often feels most overwhelming at bedtime. To help kids relax and hopefully guarantee a good night’s sleep try some of these tips.
Bedtime Story Fun
Reading each night is a routine in a lot of families with children. My kids all read before they go to sleep. Typically, they fall asleep with a book as their pillow (not on purpose). You can probably picture that considering most moms that I talk to, tell me about the same situation at their house! What about a blanket book?! I wish I had thought of it! Thankfully, Story 2 Sleep DID think of it and solved the problems of moms all over! A blanket book combo!
Children Sleep Better at Night When Feeling Secure
As a foster mom, I have watched as child after child placed in our home have different struggles based on their situation. One common bond I have seen with all the children placed in our home has been a real feeling of insecurity. A rough bedtime and a lack of a full night sleep always seem to one of the biggest signs of a child lacking feeling secure.
Do you battle with your child being scared to death being in their room alone at night? My three-year-old is terrified of her room. She is terrified to the point that she will scream begging for us to come sit on her floor. Even night lights don’t do the trick! ZZZ Bears has been a game changer though!