Back to School: Getting Back on Bedtime Track
In my household, one thing I am very anxious about is bedtime. Friends who are teachers have told me that ample sleep is one huge thing that parents can do to help prepare their kids for learning, every day. To prepare for those crazy mornings struggling to get to school on time, I've been trying to be more strict about the bedtimes, which have just slipped, slipped, slipped later and later over the past 10 weeks. How we've gone from a 7pm bedtime to a 10pm bedtime, I really can't tell you. All I know is that we've GOT to get our bedtime closer to 8pm, so the kids can get a reasonable amount of sleep before their [first] days of school.
Does your summer bedtime approach the double-digits or have you remained vigilant about a consistent bedtime, even with the lure of all those summer concerts and the warm evening sun that won't set? Is your summer bedtime well into the double-digits with wake up times correspondingly late? How ever will we get back on track?