And furthermore: Why Young Children Protest Bedtime


To add to my previous post: this link from Psychology Today. This is the question I’ve been asking since my first lousy sleeper:

But clearly something is missing in this explanation from the experts. Why do infants and young children choose to challenge their parents’ will on this particular issue?  They don’t protest against toys, or sunlight, or hugs (well, usually not). Why do they protest going to bed, when sleep is clearly good for them and they need it?

Thanks to my friend Sue for posting this on her Facebook page. Tonight, I will cuddle-up with my little hunter-gatherer baby and make sure the monsters don’t get at him.

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