Kids Need Schedules

We returned last night from our long weekend out of town. We had a great time and our Little One did really well, despite being off schedule a bit. It’s hard when you travel, especially when you are with other people, to keep kids on their same schedule.

Well, now we are paying for out good time. My son’s sleep schedule is totally messed up. Normally, our son goes to bed with ease. And I do mean ease. But not after this weekend. He screamed last night when we put him in his crib. And kept screaming, tears pouring down his face. Eventually, (with the help of TV, which I don’t like to use, but we were desperate!) we got him to calm down and he fell asleep — on my husband’s chest. I’ve been told to never put your kids to bed when they are asleep, but what were we to do? I only hope and pray this does not become a habit. I could use a tip to make sure it doesn’t become a habit.

I’m optimistic that tonight will be better. We’re doing all the things we normally do today, trying to get back to his schedule.

Kids like, and need, their schedules to keep them happy.

Parents need to keep the kids on schedule to keep them sane.

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Alicia Lewis Murray BioABOUT ALICIA: Alicia is the founder of Balancing Last year, she managed to stay sane while completing an MBA, working full-time, blogging, and still baking amazing birthday cakes ā€” all while raising a young family at home.

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