BONUS Episode! How to Get Your Kids to Do Quiet Time (Ep 033)

How to Get Your Kids to Do Quiet Time
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Thank you so very much for leaving Reviews on my podcast this week for my birthday!  I absolutely loved reading your words.  This extra episode is my way of saying, “THANK YOU–I LOVE YOU!”

Instituting a daily Quiet Time is one of the BEST things I’ve done for my kids (and for me!).  But I know it’s not always easy to do it, especially with strong willed kiddos.  I hope my three tips will help you to start this routine in your family!

Show Notes

“Okay to Wake” Clock That Turns Green: https://amzn.to/2LtZkjq

Quiet Time 101 by April Perry of Power of Moms: https://powerofmoms.com/mommys-naptime-101-2/

Quiet Time: My Very Best Parenting Secret by Jansen of Everyday Reading: https://everyday-reading.com/quiet-time-my-very-best-parenting-secret/

 

About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

3 Comments

  1. Claire on 06/06/2018 at 5:33 PM

    Great episode! Thank you! Very helpful.

    • Rachel Nielson on 06/16/2018 at 9:09 PM

      I’m so glad!!! Thank you for letting me know!

  2. Sarah Badat Richardson on 06/21/2018 at 2:35 AM

    Quiet time! Yes! Definitely one of my best parenting moves too. My daughter stopped napping before she was 3 and used to wake up around 6 am so I needed a break somewhere! We homeschool now so I still need the break.

    I agree with all your take aways. Consistency is key. I remember taking her by the hand and taking her back to her room over and over until she finally got it. We used the “bunny clock” (the clock’s face is divided in two. One half with a sleeping bunny, one half with a bunny awake which lights up at your preset time). When that broke, I simply put a green nightlight in a christmas light timer and told her when the light was on, that meant she could come out. I would use that in the morning and during quiet time.

    Nowadays, my daughter is 8 and she knows not to wake us up in the morning. She’ll stay up to 2 hours in her room if need be. (She can also grab breakfast on her own if she’s hungry). And then she has quiet time after lunch while I take a nap. Quiet time ends when I wake up and/or leave my room. She tends to play with her stuffed animals, draw, or listen to audiobooks. No screen for us as well during quiet time.

    I highly recommend it. I don’t think we’ll ever do without quiet time.

    Great episode as usual!

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