People always tell one another that there’s no guide to bringing up children, and that’s right, to an extent. You can only rely on the advice of other parents who’ve been through it and your own gut judgement, but your judgement should definitely be the priority because every child is different. Something which may have worked for your friend’s child may not work for yours. That being said, there are certain pieces of advice which are universally helpful for all human beings, and these pointers are worth taking on board (though you’re likely thinking about them to some extent already). Here are some tips for bringing up your kids like a boss.
Get bedtime right.
Everybody knows that sleep is important, but you may not realize how many knock-on effects there are to a bad night’s sleep for your child. Okay, you get them in bed early in the evening, and you make sure that they get at least eight hours of sleep. That’s a good start, but it isn’t all there is to a healthy sleeping routine. It’s not just about the quantity of sleep but the quality of sleep that your child is getting. Think about their bed; is it as supportive as it could be? A soft and comfortable bed is important, but supporting your child’s posture will also ensure that they don’t have aches or discomfort throughout the day. Concentration and energy both come from a good standard of sleep as well as a lengthy sleep.