Consistently getting children to bed, at the same time, each night, can reduce bad behavior. According to a new study, kids without consistent bedtimes scored higher on things like unhappiness, fighting and being inconsiderate.
There is some good news, though, if you don’t have a regular sleep schedule for your child. The negative effects of inconsistent “nighty-nights” can be reversed – if you start a regular schedule ASAP.
Regular bedtimes have a positive effect on child self-esteem, weight and even math scores.
Toddlers should get 9-11 hours of sleep per night.
Kids who are four and over should get 10-13 hours, each night.