Getting Josie to take naps or go to bed has been a challenge ever since we moved her from her crib to a bed (about a year ago). This week Josie’s school is closed so to get her down for naps while I also work, I’m taking a patience kind of approach. I told her she needed to stay in her bed for quiet time. She can read books but needs to stay in her bed.
Me: I’ll get upset if you get out of your bed. Please stay in your bed for quiet time.
Josie: What will happen if I get out of my bed? Will you close the door?
Me: I might close the door. Or I might take some of your books away.
Josie: What will you do with my books.
Me: Lets not talk about that. Lets talk about how you are going to stay in your bed.