4. Leave with a Smile

Regardless of their pleas and eyes begging you for just a little more time before sleep, stand by your ground rules. Chances are part of their mood is based in their fatigue. Keep remembering that as long as they are not ill or afraid, having them stick to this bedtime routine is healthy for them. Give them a loving smile and hug, and send them off to sweet dreams. Ask them if they would tell you about their dreams in the morning too. This gives them a sense that they are being active in sleep, and you really care about what goes on in their wonderful little heads.

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