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Getting your kids to sleep is one of the most common health problems today for children.
There is so much advise out there, but what is right for your family is not always write for the next.
There could be so many things disturbing or perventing your child from sleeping. It's realy not a on size fits all topic, but rather trial and error in finding what works best for your unique children.
So, how do you know how to? That answer comes through a mix of prayer and practicle tips.
It can seem like a never ending mystery, but it's good to know what the experts recommend. However, it's only recommendations, and not the law. You know your kids bes,t and therefore know better than any expert if your kids are getting enough sleep.
But, to help you in making your decision you need to know how much sleep is recommended. Then, you can plan your child's perfect sleep schedule.
Kids at different ages need different amounts of sleep.
I made you this quick sleep chart to check and see if, your kids are meeting their recommended sleep requirements. Remember, it's just a guideline.
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
There are multiple things that can help to give your children better sleep. And, one of them is reading a bible devotional at night time with your child.
Experts say, that reading is a great activity to help people of all ages, to relax at bedtime. And, reading God's word is all the more powerful!
Incorporating children's bible devotionals into your kids bedtime routine is an eternal gift that you will see heavenly results from!
I recommend having more than one devotional book.
It, makes it fun for you kids, and it gives your children choices, and kids love feeling like they have choices! Plus, it helps them to feel like they have some control over their lives.
Teaching you children that they have control over their spiritual life from a young age is important. It's, a safe place where you can guide them in the right direction yet, still give them the feeling of ownership of their own christian walk, in a gentle and loving environment.
Plus, it's a great way to minimizes bedtime power struggles!!
BIBLE DEVOTIONAL BENEFITS:
The result of reading with your kids before bedtime will help them to fall asleep better!
I highly recommend reading a quick devotional after your bedtime story then, including a bedtime prayer after your devotional reading time just, before kisses, hugs, and goodnight.
The benefits of reading bible devotionals with your children are priceless, and you will see the blessings of it for years to come!
If, your looking for great devotionals for your kids, below are are some of my favourites.
I have used them, plus, more but these were ones my kids really enjoyed.
Just, click on a pictures if you want to read more reviews of each book from amazon.
My girls really loved this book. The pictures are adorable and the devotionals are dated, one for 365 days of the year. That really seemed to keep them wanting to see what each day had to say to them. I would recommend them for ages 3-6.
My son loves this one! With comic book hero's being so popular he was instantly drawn to this devotional. And, it's written in true comic book form. Even, if we don't read it, he loves to look at the pictures and figure out the bible story for himself. I would recommend this book for ages 8-12
My kids really liked this one, too. Each story has a nice picture, some quit time questions from Night-Light (the cute green fire fly), a prayer for kids, and what I really love is that it gives a bible word to think about before sleeping. I would recommend this for ages 3-6 for boys or girls.
I don't have this devotional but everything Max Lucado makes is amazing! I did some research and the book has no pictures, only daily devotionals to read. It's recommended for kids ages 6-12 years old. There are lots of reviews so, you can check out what others are saying about this book by clicking on the picture.
With these idea's above you are armed with the tools you need for your children to have a better night's sleep tonight! In, just a few nights your children will have a peaceful bedtime routine, and your whole family will be sleeping soundly.
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