bedtime resistance


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bedtime resistance

Misbehaving, stalling tactics, or temper tantrums used by children to avoid going to bed on time. Bedtime resistance may be caused by a variety of emotional or psychological factors, e.g., fear of the dark, loneliness, or the desire for more attention.
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At both time points, there was less bedtime resistance and bedtime delay in the intervention group, as well less daytime tiredness, Mr.
Like other children, the Aiyeolas' children bedtime resistance ranges from wanting a late-night snack to being afraid of the dark, which can lead the children to stay up an hour or two past their bedtime, resulting in a lack of sleep.
More than 33 percent of 500 Nebraska K-4 students have sleep-related difficulties ranging from bedtime resistance to nightmares, their parents told a medical researcher recently.