- April 12, 2007 at 7:40 pm #240342BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
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.
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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