If you live in a typical household, the spring forward in March leaves much to be desired! So does the fall back in October. (or is it now November?) No matter! Either way, the clock change creates chaos for millions of families twice a year.
I happened to notice the time change this March coincided with March Break here in Canada. I’m sure there were a lot of teachers giving a collective sigh of relief! That’s because changing our bodies to match a number on a clock face, is easier said than done. In a house with a toddler who is not keen on sleeping in, getting her to catch up with the rest of us can be a challenge. So how do you make the transition a little easier?
First of all: try making changes BEFORE the clocks change. Oops – should’ve followed that advice myself this year! Oh well. Now what?
1) Move meal and bedtime gradually. 10-15 minute changes per day over the course of a week makes the transition a lot easier.
2) Skip or shorten naps if practical. This works especially well in the spring. You may have a grumpy child for a couple of days, but they are guaranteed to be tired by bedtime!
3) Be patient. Like any change – this too takes time. (pun intended). Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
How does your family adjust to the changes for Daylight Savings Time? Do we really even need DST anymore in this more technologically advanced age? Don’t forget to leave your comments!
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