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17. And so to bed

Chances are, your children have a range of tactics to avoid going to bed and staying there. But even if they’ve won previous slumber wars, you can now outwit them with the ultimate bedtime battle plan.

Sleep is sacrosanct. Children who don’t settle or sleep through the night affect the morale of the whole family. Sometimes sleep problems seem insurmountable. Everyone resigns themselves to living in a state of sleep deprivation. Nodded off during your appraisal meeting with your company director?

A consistently applied bedtime routine coupled with strategies for dealing with pre-teenage children who get up or cry in the small hours can turn things around. Still not convinced? Pre-teens who sleep well do better at school, ...

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