06 March 2009

Prepare your kids for daylight savings time

Daylight savings time has a way of messing with kids' internal clocks just enough to make them irritable and out of sorts (in my house, anyway). Here's how Clint is helping his kids' bodies adjust to the time change:

At 5 and 2 my kids don’t know how to tell time yet. And we are taking full advantage. Each night, bath begins a few minutes earlier than the night before. Sure, on March 7th they will go to bed at 7 o’clock, but on March 8th when we jump ahead one hour and 7 o’clock becomes 8, it should be seamless for our kids' internal rhythms.

Read the full post on Clint's blog, Dadventure.

(For those who observe Daylight Savings Time, clocks spring forward an hour on Sunday, March 8. So when you go to bed on Saturday, reset your clocks.)

Any other tips for making it through the time change with a minimum of disruption?

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some great links about time change... http://kidoinfo.com/ri/time-to-spring-forward/

We do something very similar. For the week before DST, we put the kids to bed 15 minutes earlier each night. It helped quite a bit for the transition this year. (My kids are 8, 6, 5, and 3.)

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