How to Get Your Kids to Sleep in

digital alarm clock If you think 7am on a Saturday or Sunday is sleeping in, I can help.

My son is either a sleepwalker or a very light sleeper.

At least a couple of times a night he will wander into our bedroom looking for a threesome with mom and dad. That was cute when he was 3 and 4, but now that he’s 5, we’re over it.

He’s just too big, and while my wife and I get squished off to the side, he starfishes in the middle and snores away.

That’s about to change thanks to the best ever birthday gift.

Once your kids can recognize numbers, you can train them to sleep in by simply getting them their own digital alarm clock.

So for his 5th birthday Zacharie was given one. Just a basic cheap $15 one that has a radio and tells the time. He loves it. He’s been running around and telling us the time all day.

“It’s Four! Two! Two!”

The rule is he’s not allowed to get out of his bed until the first number is a 7. He came and knocked on my shoulder this morning around 4, I reminded him of the rule and he shuffled back to his own bed.

It’s not perfect, but it’s a step in the right direction.

How do you keep your kids in their own beds? Do you put clocks in their room and teach them to tell time?

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