Have you begun to dread bedtime as a parent, because no matter what you do, your child has trouble falling asleep?
Is your child adamant that he is not tired?
Even with a structured routine, sometimes a child cannot relax and fall asleep. This can cause nightly disruption to the entire household. It frazzles nerves of parents and children and can lead to resentment, discouragement, and frustration — not a very conducive environment for being a positive parent!
When morning arrives, the child is still tired, slow waking up, and lacking energy during the school day. The child may experience difficulty focusing, display behavior issues, and exhibit poor decision-making. For younger children, the sleep loss leaves them sensitive and less able to cope with upset.
Does this sound familiar?