Your kids have probably been staying up late all summer and waking up later too. With school starting in a few weeks, its a good idea to get into a habit of getting to sleep earlier. Young minds need sleep to perform well in school. If your child is dozing off in class, it will affect their grades.
To help kids fall asleep earlier, wake them up earlier! They will complain and moan but it is easier than forcing them to go to bed earlier. The National Sleep Foundation recommends getting into a relaxing bedtime routine that is age appropriate. The routine should be the same every night, so that they will associate all steps with sleep.
To help them from being distracted, keep electronics out of the bedroom. That means no video games, no TV, no computers and no cellphones. If all else fails, give them a book to read. It’ll make them fall asleep real quick!
And lastly, make sure your kids eat well and exercise regularly, because both these things promote sleep.