Bedtime fading: An evidence-based, step-by-step guide (with examples)

Parenting Science infographic depicting gradual shift of bedtime over several nights

© 2020 Gwen Dewar, all rights reserved Bedtime fading is a gentle, “no cry” technique for re-aligning your child’s internal clock with the bedtime you desire. You start by asking your child to go to bed late — late enough that your child experiences a powerful physiological urge to sleep. Then, over multiple days, you Read More »

How to reset your child’s internal clock for an earlier bedtime

A comprehensive, troubleshooting guide © 2020 Gwen Dewar, Ph.D., all rights reserved How can we help kids adapt to an earlier schedule? Morning sunlight, exercise, and other environmental cues can help reset a child’s internal clock. But to make sure kids feel physiologically drowsy at bedtime, we need to use additional strategies. Understanding the big Read More »