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I guess I was lucky with my daughter ... or maybe I was smart ... I never had any problems neither getting her to sleep nor to get her out of bed.

We never commanded her "Now you go to sleep, or else...!" From she was a toddler, I spent maybe half an hour with her getting into her pajamas, reading another chapter to her from a book (before she started school, she knew at least a couple hundred books), singing at least one of her favorite lullabyes, and the caress she loved. She had a casette player by her bedside, and I never told her not to use it after I had left her room. If I checked in fifteen minutes later, I would usually find her firmly asleep with some soft music still playing.

The morning started with some soft caress, like a hand in her neck, some soft tickeling, before I lifted her, still half asleep, up on my arm, her arms around my neck. Holding my other arm around her, carefully setting her down on the floor. I made waking up into a positive, warm experience from day one. When she grew too old to be lifted out of bed, she didn't forget the pleasant feeling of waking up to a new day. Even if you feel really tired, you still love daddy's warm hand in your neck, giving you a warm wake-up welcome.

Sleeping never was associated with bad feelings at night, waking up never in the mornings. Both had a lot of positive, warm elements.

If a kid most of her life has been forced to go to bed, Sleep, dammit!!, and forced out of bed, you may have a hard time changing her experience ten to fifteen years later. If you, on the other hand, start out with a toddler, there is much more of "You get what you ask for". I asked for "as little problems as possible", and managed to get very few problems.

Besides, here in Scandinavia we have a rich tradition with children's books, so even as an adult you may enjoy reading them to your kid. Lots of those I read were actually from when I was schoolboy myself, giving me a great opportunity to talk about what life was like in those days. The songs I gave her were also from my own childhood, balancing the modern music that is rather unfit as lullabyes. In brief: I surely enjoyed those bedside hours myself!
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