As the clocks go forward and the light evenings arrive you may find your child’s normal routine changing a little.
It can be tempting to keep your child up later, particularly as most children show some resistance to going to bed before it’s dark. And who can blame them? They have spent all winter going to bed as it gets dark and all of a sudden we change the rules! Later and lighter evenings can make it difficult to explain to your child that it is indeed bedtime!
However we should try and keep some kind of routine in place, making sure our children are still getting adequate sleep time.
Sleeping and holidays
Now there are not many of us that keep to the routine when we are on holiday. Particularly if we are lucky enough to be in the sun; with late nights by the pool and BBQ’s. And as far as we are concerned that’s what holidays are all about. But do remember it can be confusing to your child’s body clock and may have disrupted their sleep pattern, a normally willing sleeper may suddenly find it impossible to sleep at half past seven when they have spent two weeks staying up late and lying in every morning. (Have to point out here that my children managed many of the late nights but failed to ever have a lie in, that is of course apart from the teenagers!)