Adjust bedtime gradually.
Make bedtime earlier each day until school begins. A subtle change each night won’t be obvious to your child.
“I got my 6-year-old ready for a new bedtime before school. A longer night’s sleep would help him concentrate. We got new stuffed bears that only ‘played in bed’ and it was his job to get them to fall asleep. Soon, he was asleep too, and well rested for school.”
—Heather A., Huntington, New York