| | Re: 7 year old stays up too late
are you sure he's still scared of the dark, or is that an excuse for you to leave the light on so he can read?
a lot of kids love to read, but they love to play more so they won't stop and read until they are forced to quit playing. you could try stopping playtime a bit earlier and give him a designated reading time before bedtime.... not that he would HAVE to read at that time, but that if he wants to read, this is when he can.... and of course anytime before that designated time is fine too.... but that after bedtime is declared, there is no more reading or playing at all! that way, you're encouraging him to read, but you're also teaching him self discipline by helping him to follow that "there is a time and a place for everything rule...."
Last edited by mcr285; 01-23-2008 at 09:09 AM.