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      For my kid’s bedtime, they have to go to their room for 30 minutes prior to the
      bedtime. It is called Quiet Play. They can read or play quietly.

      Then they
      have to go to bed. I use the point of, it would be more fun if the room was
      cleaned up. At the worst point when they were 3 and 4(Daddy was deployed so
      that did not help), I started by making the bedtime 9 and then after a few days
      it went to 8:30 and then to 8 where it has been ever since.

      The way it went
      was, if I hear a noise after the bedtime, the door gets closed and if I hear
      another noise the night light goes away. I did stand outside and hold the door
      closed. Only took about a week before they knew I meant business.

      I was fed up
      at the time so I was past the point of just trying, it had to be done for my
      sanity. Now they are 8 and 9, they normally just read. But they still need
      that quiet time, it is part of the routine.
      I got alot of the ideas that I use from a Jon Rosenthal(I am going to have
      to look this up cause I know that is not the correct name) workshop that I went
      to, sponsored by a County program.

      It was a video workshop that the school
      district counselor taught. I will definitely find out the correct name. I
      would love to take it again to refresh my memory and learn the things that apply
      to my family today.
      Cindy in AL

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