• Have a tried-and-true bedtime routine. Remember childhood — yours or your children’s? Expert after expert in all child-rearing philosophies tells us children need some kind of routine before bed, preferably a slowing-down one. Go back to that basic truth and find yours. I’ve begun to find mine. It includes a little reading to my children, drinking a small protein shake, teeth brushing, some reflection and prayer and a snuggle with my toddler. Then I turn out the lights and do go to sleep …
… Just like I think I will now.
Goshen News columnist Stephanie Price is a wife, mother, teacher, childbirth educator, midwife’s assistant and nursing student from Elkhart. Contact her at email@example.com, 269-641-7249 or on Facebook at the page “Whole Family Column by Steph Price.”