Ever been in this situation: you are enjoying some much-needed afternoon peace and quiet and can’t quite bring yourself to wake up your three year old from her nap? You let her go a bit longer than usual and later when bed time rolls around, your child is too wired to close her eyes? Or this one: you are driving home from a short jaunt to the grocery store and your child nods off in the car seat for 5 minutes, causing them to pass up their afternoon nap and denying you your chill time?
Knowing your kid’s ideal sleep schedule and actively sticking to it is one of the often overlooked aspects of parenting. (more…)