I have to keep a close eye on him when he wakes up early because usually he will start getting a little cranky as the day wears on.
You see, my son doesn't believe me when I tell him that he needs nine hours of sleep every night. He complains that he isn't tired at bedtime and that it is unfair that I stay up later than he does. He doesn't think it is true that he really needs that much sleep, which is why I show him articles like this one.
He read the article, and here were his takeaways:
- Did I really used to get 10 hours of sleep every nights? (Yes.)
- I think it would really be OK if you let me stay up late every weekend. (No.)
- You know I really don't sleep, right? I just look at the stars all night and take a short nap. (Sure you do.)
- I'm not really grumpy ever. (Uh-huh.)
What do you do to help calm your children down for bedtime? Tell me in the comments.