In my house, this time of year is killer. KILL-ER, I tell ya.
I for one, just love me some lazy summer mornings and late summer evenings (emphasis on the late summer evenings). Turns out, so do my kiddos.
I'm not sure which brilliant mind decided upon setting our elementary school start time to 7:35 in the almost-dusk-of-the-morning, but that's what we are headed towards in less than 2 weeks.
Enough procrastination already.
It's time to start crackin' on my treasure trove of mindful sleep secrets for making the often arduous experience of getting kids to SLEEP (for Heaven's sake, kids, GO. TO. SLEEP.) a little easier so we can have just a teensy weensy bit of sweet time to either a) do whatever the heck we want or b) go to sleep, too.
I gotta tell ya, I'm a big fan of choice b, myself.
You know who else I'm a big fan of?
The Inspired Treehouse!
Ya'll, their site is absolutely gorgeous and their tips are super practical and easy peasy! My kind of stuff for sure, right?
The women behind it are 3 mamas who also happen to be incredibly talented pediatric occupational and physcial therapists. Here's what they say,
At The Inspired Treehouse, we believe that with a little help, kids can build strong, healthy bodies and minds through play. We are moms and pediatric therapists who are passionate about creating activities and sharing knowledge to promote development and wellness in kids.
YES to play, YES to sharing awesome tips, YES to The Inspired Treehouse!
They are quite generous with their knowledge and while I'm still hacking away at my post on sleep secrets for later this month, they've got some really fine sleep savvy all set and ready for us to divulge as we try again and again and again to get our precious kiddos to (please, oh, please!) SLEEP!
I think you'll love The Inspired Treehouse's post on Sensory Smart Sleep Tips for Kids. Are ya coming over there with me to read up on that awesomeness or what?
I'll be back on the blog in 2 weeks with some other tips, surprising strategies and mindful goodness I've got to better support both me and you during our evening rounds of water requests, monster banishing, sudden hunger pangs and overall modern day parenting exhaustion.
I've got your backs, here. Let's do this put-kids-to-bed thing like a motha (or fatha). Then, immediately after, whaddaya say we hit the sack?
As always, I'm grateful for your time and efforts and presence here. You people are my people, and I'm so glad the kids at your feet have you in their world.
Lindsey Lieneck, MS, OTR, RYT, is owner of Yogapeutics in Austin, TX where she has developed the Yogapeutics Aerial Yoga & Mindfulness curriculum for kids. She teaches classes, consults with parents & schools and educates other professionals on the Yogapeutics curriculum. Read more about Lindsey HERE.
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