Tactical Tuesdays (Surviving the clock change)
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This coming Sunday the 29th of October the clocks go back an hour and so this means not only the darker mornings/nights but also loosing an hour. Now if you are a parent this is the time of year you most likely dread. Children don't understand and so you may find that your usual 6 am start is a 5 am start.
So how will you be coping? There are many ways other parents go about it and I thought i'd share some ideas I have come across below:
- Embrace it and know it will take a few days to settle back into a routine
- Keep your child/ren up an hour later than usual in preparation
- Go to bed earlier yourself
- Move bedtime gradually over the week before
- For older children use a gro clock
What has worked for us is keeping Blake up an hour later than usual the night before and also if he does get up earlier than just embracing it as it doesn't take him too long to get into the routine luckily.
If you are unfortunate to having to get up at silly o clock than entertainment in the form of TV/DVD/Tablet may help you get a bit more shut eye failing that dose up on the extra coffee and take time out of your day to have a bit of time for yourself is a good idea too.
What do you do for preparing for the clocks to change?