In need of advice my kids dont go to sleep until 2am they use to fall asleep at 10pm but im guessing since their getting older they starting to think their independent. Advice please

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Steph - posted on 05/07/2013

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You just have to be firm with them. Put them to bed at an appropriate time, if they are not tired, take them to the park beforehand to tire them out, and wake them up at an appropriate time in the morning, they will soon get into a better routine. Good luck

Cecilia - posted on 05/06/2013

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wake them up. they are tired.. too bad. If you feel like being nice then wake them an hour early every day. Start at 11 am and work your way earlier. There is no way i would get anything done in my day if my kids slept till noon. I don't even allow that out of my teenagers. They stay up until 2 am playing video games.. too bad. I tell them that is a "you problem, not a me problem" No one sleeps past 8:30 in my house. The younger babies are usually up at 7 at the latest.

Karla - posted on 05/03/2013

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The times my husband is here they fall asleep wen hes around but wen i try the same method he does they dont listen as much i can understand my 18month old is still learning to listening and follow rules but my 3 year old hes the hardest to put to bed .

Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 05/03/2013

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It seems like they are staying awake bc they know they can. Any child will push themselves to stay awake if they can get away with it . You need to wake them up early one morning and not let them nap and put them to bed at a normal time . Consistency is the key , if they know that bed time comes every day at the same time and preferably have a nice calm routine . I always give my daughter a bath , give her a snack , read her two books , brush teeth, and rock her to sleep while listening to our " bedtime lullabies" . My lo has still tried pushing her limits and has stayed up until 12 am bc of teething or illness periodically, but in general when 9 pm comes she is in dream land. Just some food for though too, if your kids see now that they can dictate the rules how do you think things will be when their teenagers? You need to set some rules and stick to them bc you don't want to be seen as a pushover by your kids

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Claudia - posted on 05/08/2013

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Hola Karla,

hw r u? hw old r ur kids? do u have a set rutine o schedual for ur kids?

what time do they eat breakfast, lunch, dinner?
what is it that they eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner?

here's a hint, pend'ng on times and age of ur kids eat their meals. write down what they eat, what time they eat.

here's a game i played with my daughter, its called the Yuck/Yum Game. Here's hw it goes: have all of ur kid/s sit at the table, put the blindfold ovr their eyes and have them try the item on their plate and u ask them yuck/yum, u'll need a mini-notebook for this with each kids name on it. that way u can keep track of each kid's food likes o dislikes.

Good-Luck.

Marcus - posted on 05/08/2013

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hello please allow your child to fall asleep naturally as this will allow independance

Karla - posted on 05/06/2013

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my kids go to bed at 2am sometimes other times 12 midnight they dont wake up until 11am - noon

Cecilia - posted on 05/05/2013

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also, make sure they wake up at a reasonable hour. If they are awake at 7am. there is no way they can last until 2am for more than a night.

Annette - posted on 05/05/2013

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try giving them physical activities late in the afternoon so it tiered s them out this works for my boys 8 & 9 shower and bed after had the same problem with them ....try it

Julie - posted on 05/05/2013

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7:00 bath
Pee-pee/Brush teeth/get water bottle
7:30. Story time: read to three yr old in their bed
8:00 lights out!

Cecilia - posted on 05/04/2013

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I have to agree with Danielle. Set a routine and stick to it. If need be, sit on their floor without interacting with them and place them back into bed if they get up. Do not respond to anything they say. Do not pamper and give into "i'm thirsty, hungry.. ect."

3 year olds live by routine. If you give them one they will go with it without much problem. They truly prefer it. They love knowing what is going to happen (which is why they will watch the same movie 100 billion times )

Have a certain time for dinner every night. I suggest no later than 6pm ever. From there scheduled everything. How long they will sit and eat, then how long to play, what time bath time is, story time, brushing time, snack and drink time. It should be the same time every night. Write it on a board and tell the 3 year old this is what we're doing. When play time is almost over warn him, say in 15 minutes it's time to get in the bath.

Danielle Elizabeth - posted on 05/03/2013

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I didn't mean to sound harsh lol ., I re read my post and thought I sounded a little critical . I just know from experience that kids have this amazing sense of What they can get away with! Like I said , my daughter who Is 15,months old goes to bed 95% of the time with no problem , but recently I was hospitalized for 2 nights and daddy put her to bed and she wouldn't go to sleep until 1 am for him. Guess why? Because she knew she could! Her and daddy were up watching sesame street eating snacks until the wee hours lol but she knows momma don't play that game do she doesn't try it

Karla - posted on 05/03/2013

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I have a three year old and a 18month old and they still sleep with me in my room in their own beds and theres no electronics in my room

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/02/2013

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Need a bit more information here. How old are they? Do they share a room? Do they have access to electronics in their rooms at night?

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