There is no right way to set up a bedtime routine. Some children want to hear a story, some want to talk about their day, and some just want to be on their own. Here are some ideas that may help:
- Be consistent. Set a time and stick to it.
- Give your child a chance to wind down from the day.
- Offer a small snack (a carb-protein combo is best).
- Offer choices to give your child some power in the routine (such as which pajamas to wear, what book to read, etc).