We cannot expect them to transtion from the hectic, achievement-oriented, frenetic pace of modern life to a restful, sleeping state just because we yell at them to go to sleep. It doesn't work that way. Trust me, I know! We have to show empathy and provide a restful, calm experience for them at bedtime so they can leave the stressful events of the day behind and calm down so they can fall asleep. We need to work with our children to learn what it takes for them to calm down enough. Some kids needs hours of care and preparation at first, sorry! The more we teach them calming methods at bedtime through routine and repitition, the less they will rely on us to get them to a restful sleeping state. It is possible!!!
Sweet dreams!! More to come later!! My favorite book full of tips: Sleepless in America by Mary Sheedy Kurchinka