Laughter (6/10)

One little-known fact is that laughter helps kids sleep. Research has shown that laughter helps us release melatonin the sleep hormone. 

So one of the biggest mistakes parents make is thinking that bedtime should be slow and calm. Before that stage, children need to get wild and giggly, and may naturally instigate this if we let them.

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Written by James Metcalfe

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