Some parents have trouble getting their kids to go to bed

Having poor sleep can affect children's focus, memory and learning, as well as disrupt growth hormones and raise their risk of obesity.
Having poor sleep can affect children's focus, memory and learning, as well as disrupt growth hormones and raise their risk of obesity.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - To get her son to sleep, Mrs Sher-li Torrey has tried aromatherapy, bedtime stories and warm soy drinks. She also uses blackout curtains in his room to block out light.

These relaxation aids have not helped seven-year-old Ian keep to his appointed bedtime of 9pm. Like many children, he resists going to bed, sometimes dragging things out till 10.30pm.

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