After a busy day at school, a bedtime routine is important to get your child ready for sleep. A quiet, calm and dimly lit place to sleep will help your child settle in for the night.
Keep computers and TVs out of the bedroom. Playing games and watching TV eats into sleep time, making it harder for your child to function the next day. Also switch off phones at bedtime.
If worries stop your child relaxing, you could use a ‘worry box’. Your child draws or writes about his worries during the day, and thinks or talks about possible solutions. Before bedtime, he puts the drawings in the box.