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I'm going to interpret the question as asking how a parent can manage the bedtimes of siblings of different ages, as I think that's a great question, and answerable (as opposed to asking for an opinion). I have two children, and not only are they of different ages (though closer, a year and a half apart), but the younger one naturally needs more sleep than ...


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Teens should get between 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Since you are at the young end of that range, you should err on the side of needing closer to 10 hours https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/features/students-sleep.htm#:~:text=The%20American%20Academy%20of%20Sleep,10%20hours%20per%2024%20hours So 8:30 is a little early for you, unless you are waking up at ...


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I have a 2yo and she does something similar. I try to minimize the opportunity for escape by closing doors and preparing everything beforehand, and then I lure her by encouraging to help me. I offer her the cream and ask her where she wants to put it on. They're usually really interested in helping, so framing it as something fun and exciting to help with is ...


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A common reason why a child may get overly excited, run around, and otherwise misbehave is due to lack of sleep. Try monitoring the total sleep time in hours (nighttime plus daytime), compare it to the recommended sleep time, and ensure that this common root cause of many problems is eliminated. REFERENCES: We can watch a child’s behavior during the day ...


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It appears that you have hit what in Swedish litterature (I fail to find a suitable matching term in English) is referred to as the method ceiling: you have come as far as your current methods will take you, and applying them with greater force will not be effective. You will need to rethink what you're doing, and your title suggests you've already embarked ...


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I don't give my toddler the opportunity to run around naked after bath time. If he does it's really cute, but usually I wrap him comfortingly in his towel, carry him to the changing table and give him a toy or toothbrush to play with while I dress him.


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Depending on how old said toddler is, I would try to give him some time during the weekdays to run around, to get that excess energy out. Aside from that I recommend closing and locking the bathroom door until you’ve applied the cream or maybe grab the book and the bottle and keep it with you so that he understands its time to relax.


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