While browsing through the net, I was able to stumble on this interesting article that I thought is worth sharing. It shows a chart that will guide parents on when your kids should go to bed.
Image from: Wilson Elementary Facebook Page
Below is a part of the article:
With the start of school, parents everywhere are struggling to get their kids back on an earlier schedule after a summer of free rein. And a certain chart that has gone viral isn’t helping to make them feel less anxious about it. Based on your child’s age, it tells you when you should put them to sleep so they get enough rest for the next day — and a lot of parents are pretty surprised at how early the bedtimes are.
Stacy Karlsen, an educator from Wilson Elementary in Kenosha, Wisconson, posted the chart on August 28 because she thought it would be helpful to parents with children at her school. Since then, it’s been shared more than 380,000 times.
Doctors recommend that children ages 3 to 6 need about 10-12 hours of sleep each day. And 7- to 12-year-olds do best with 10 or 11 hours. Why? Not getting enough shut-eye can lead to weight gain, as well as taking a toll on their physical, emotional, and social health.
So using this handy chart could help ensure your children are getting enough rest. As for how to get them actually in bed and sleeping soundly, pediatrician Dr. Jennifer recommends creating a nightly routine that helps kids wind down, like the “4 B’s: bathing, brushing teeth, books, and bedtime.
You can view the original article in Good Housekeeping. Tell us what you think about this. You can also help other moms by dropping some tips and advise on the comment section below.