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Surviving As A Night-Owl Parent With An Early-Bird Child

by | March 4, 2019

Surviving as a night-owl parent with an early bird child could be a bit difficult. But with some clever planning, you can make it possible. Read ahead to know more about it…

Waking up after only three hours of sleep to “Mooooom, I’m bored” and “When can we go to the park”s is something most moms can relate to. Although having a child that loves waking-up early is great when it comes to getting ready for school in the mornings, it’s not so great on the weekends or holidays. Whether you always sleep past mid-night or if your work schedule made you adapt to be that way, here are few tips on surviving as a night-owl parent in tandem with your early-bird child.

Surviving As A Night-Owl Parent With An Early-Bird Child
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Surviving As A Night-Owl Parent With An Early-Bird Child

Arrange afternoon nap time

Set-up a designated afternoon nap time where you and your little early bird can take an hour to rest and rejuvenate. This is mainly for you, the parent, to allow yourself to rest but this may help you push bedtime a little bit later for your child. If only you are napping, let the hour be a designated quiet time where your child can read or use their allotted screen time.

Meet in the middle

Depending on how flexible your schedule is, your best bet may be to meet in the middle time wise with your child. Try going to bed earlier to wake up earlier and encourage your child to sleep in later.

Have morning activities available

If waking-up earlier is out of the question for you and if your child is old enough to be awake on their own for a couple of hours, have morning time activities ready for them. Maybe have dedicated homework time set in place, a few simple and age-appropriate chores, or reading time to fill the gap between when your child wakes up and when you are able to.

Have someone take-over

Taking care of yourself is very important so that you can be the best parent you can be. the  Don’t be afraid to ask for help from either a trusted neighbor, friend, a family member or babysitter to come in for a few hours on weekend mornings to aid in keeping a watchful eye on your child while you catch upon much-neededsleep.

Got more tips on surviving as a night-owl parent with an early-bird child? Let me know in the comments below.

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Gabriella Anaya

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