Episode 1 — DADS vs Bedtime

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  1. July 14, 2016
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    First off, I’m fairly certain John McClane would handle all the clowns… nuff said on that.

    Bed time is a battle in our house. We have a 3 year old girl, and a 5 year old boy. The 5 year old is pretty good at getting to sleep now, but his first two years of “big-boy” bed turned into an hour of “Go back to bed.” Usually every five minutes. Our daughter now requires someone to either sit, or lay in her bed with her or we’re bombarded with tears and fits of rage. She typically only lasts ten minutes with that. It’s a price we’re willing to pay. I’m looking forward to more Dadvs!

  2. Kurt Wagoner
    July 14, 2016
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    Great work guys!! As our kids have gotten older we’ve had to “Stagger” bedtimes. So now our “bedtime” stretches from about 8:00 to 11:00, like some sort of twilight zone.

    Also, when Isaac was 3, he left his room constantly. We discovered that he was terrified of a “Boobah” that we had received at some point. (https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-Blue-Boohbah-Dancing-Jumbah/dp/B0002AU1WA)

    … so we put it outside his door a couple nights in a row. Took about 4 mornings of finding him asleep on the floor by the door before he decided to stay in bed. Totally worked. No regrets.

  3. Val sharp
    July 14, 2016
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    Omg Sam this is so funny!!! As a night shift nurse we are on *mostly* night shift schedule Adam just turned 8 and bed time has went from 8pm (when he was 1) to 1am now😱 But we all sleep until about noon which is great for us ! We do however homeschool and travel so we are not the run of the mill normal family ! I also 100% agree with adult onsie I own a total of 4!!! How we accomplished to actually make Adam go to bed is we let him stay up as late as he wanted for 2 weeks but wake up time was 7am no matter what time he went to bed. It was a rough 2 weeks for sure but we pretended it did not effect us and Adam was supper exhausted he stayed up to 4-5 am and “wake up time” was 7 am and he hated it! So when 1 am comes he is more than ready to go to bed because he is traumatized by how exhausted he was …… Lol good luck we are all learning together!!!!

  4. July 14, 2016
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    What about this, why do kids have to sleep lying down? I think it would be a terrible tip to hang a large piece of Velcro on the wall and then make a onesie out of the other side of the Velcro and then just stick them up there. You could probably get all four in one room that way. You could put on the onesie at 7pm and they could run around and stuff for the next hour because they would only stick down when you throw them on the wall.

  5. Christina
    July 14, 2016
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    On Tuesdays at Valentinos clowns are the best. Chuck Norris would do a sleeper kick to ur childs forehead. And bedtime at our house is very consistent routine, but i agree with the lack of energy an hour before but i believe its because we are aware of the time and its a countdown until they go to sleep. Now what do i do for the last hour until they go to bed? Nothing, u wait.

  6. Christina
    July 14, 2016
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    Ps Daniel Tiger keeps me sane.

  7. July 14, 2016
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    True story: When our second born was 2 years old, we couldn’t keep him in his room at night to save our lives. Nothing worked. Until he got a toy for Christmas that made sounds and scared him. So we set it outside of his door. Not proud of that choice, but it was super effective! 😁

  8. Shawn Watson
    July 15, 2016
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    Holy Cow! I freakin’ loved this. You guys are hilarious, insightful and so relevant. It’s all so funny because it’s true. This is brilliant and so very needed in today’s world that needs us dads more than ever. I would’ve loved to be present at your brainstorming/gripe sessions when you developed this program. It’s also very inspiring. I’m now looking forward to bedtime for our 5 2/3 month old and it’s only 9:40 am. To top things off you made reference to the power of Chuck Norris. There is no stopping you!

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