This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites®
Night's are hectic around our house. Most of the time the kids get into bed almost thirty minutes after the time we've told them to go to bed, and we hurriedly rush to kiss them goodnight.
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We started noticing that they would come out of their room, complaining of nightmares, ailments, and other weird problems that caused them to not stay in bed.
After reading one of my books for a positive psychology class, I decided that it was time to change up our bedtime routine. Now as I tuck them in, I tell them one positive thing that I caught them doing that day. Yes, there are days I may have to search a little bit until I find one depending on the kind of day we've had, but I found that the kids have really responded and even look forward to finding out what positive thing I caught them doing. Sometimes on a bad day I'll get a snarky comment from my pre teen like, "what, that's the only thing you could think of? Is that the only thing I've done good today?" because we only speak in dramatic italics now.
Overall once we started talking about our positive of the day, the weird ailments and other nightmares started decreasing. Bonus: More time for work and school work for me and time with Dad. Wink.
Going to bed on a positive note, no matter how bad our day has been or which sibling fought with the other incessantly that day really helps to end the day in a good way. And that helps to make it a better night for everyone.
If you didn't catch our post on Monday about a problem one of our children has suffered from, hop on over and read it now. Their night is always made better with the help of Goodnites BedMats and Goodnites Underwear to help with enuresis--a common problem facing children. It's helped them to get a good nights sleep and not stay up worrying at night.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites®. All opinions are my own. And yes, this is an actually bedtime routine. And yes, the kids still go to bed thirty minutes later than they should almost every night.