No such luck in my house!
My son was up at 5:15am!! My daughter heard the commotion and got out of bed too. My sleepy Saturday was not unexpected. We all know kids have a hard time changing with the clocks.
Jodi Mindell, Ph.D., is a sleep expert and professor of psychology at Saint Joseph's University. "Your child should go to bed easily enough because he/she is tired. However, the problem many parents face is that their child wakes too early the next morning. Rather than getting up at 6:30 in the morning, he/she will be ready to get up for the day at 5:30."
Mindell offers suggestions for children who don't "fall back" easily:
- Be strict about keeping to usual bedtimes, wake times, and nap times.
- Keep your child up at night until the clock says it is time to go to bed. This will help him sleep later in the morning.