1. Slow Down and Sleep More
Like any season, it is very important for kids to be well rested and getting the healthiest amount of sleep their little bodies need for proper development. Our bodies sense the hints the season sends us - with shorter periods of daylight in the winter, kids need more sleep. With less sun light this means less time for activities. Cancel those winter activities that keep our kids over scheduled and start relaxing more. Establishing a slightly earlier bedtime than in the autumn or spring will help their natural rhythms stay in sync with nature. We like to say "Wind down as the sun goes down". Start preparing your kids for bed about 45minutes before their actual bed time so they can mentally, and physically, begin resting themselves before actually getting in bed. By easing into bedtime we can help kids wind down and by the time they are in bed they are relaxed mentally and physically for the most restful sleep possible.
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