A short story or a lullaby, a goodnight kiss or a heartfelt prayer – the way we prepare our children for a relaxing night’s sleep after a tumultuous day is very important.
Here are some tips: Whenever possible,
keep to the same time and the same routine
. It should last between 15 – 30 minutes and during this time you should devote your attention solely to your child. This creates a close bond, enhancing feelings of security and helping your child to get to sleep quickly. This is not the time to discuss problems or spar with your child over behavioural issues. Television, rough-and-tumbles and scary stories are also taboo! Talking about the best moments from each day, fairy tales and other stories are all good ways to end the day.
And traditional songs like „Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder where you are” never lose their shine….