Sleep might be more appealing if everyone slows down before bedtime. The solution: To encourage your child to fall asleep alone, help him or her feel secure. Start with a calming bedtime routine. Then offer a comfort object, such as a favorite stuffed animal or blanket. Turn on a night light or leave the bedroom door open if it will help your child feel better.
Make sure your child is safe and well and leave the room. Avoid returning to your child's room if he or she calls out to you. Try to allow your child to sort out how to get to sleep. Remember that you're helping your child learn to fall asleep alone. If you give in and continue appearing at his or her bedside or climb into bed with your child, that's what your child will remember — and probably expect the next night.
Alternatively, you can try to wean your child off of your support by waiting progressively longer periods before checking on him or her. When checking, keep the visit to a minute or two. Offer your child reassurance and a light pat — no cuddling. The solution: If your child regularly gets out of bed to ask for water or a stuffed animal, try to manage those needs ahead of time during the bedtime routine.
When your child gets up, promptly return him or her to bed — repeatedly, if necessary. Avoid giving your child attention for this behavior. The scenario: Your child's bedtime is p. The solution: If your child isn't tired at bedtime, you might be fighting a losing battle.
Try scaling back on any daytime naps. You might also consider if the amount of time you're allotting for your child to spend in bed exceeds his or her sleep needs, which are about 10 to 13 hours for a 3- to 5-year-old. Consider delaying your child's bedtime or advancing his or her wake time by 15 minutes every few days until you achieve the target sleep window. The scenario: Your child wakes up during the night and won't fall asleep again without your help. Colin Heavey brought her a drink. Colin Heavey is doomed. Stay away from Colin Heavey. Never give any of your work to him.
If he asks to do something, tell him you have to check with me. This is the fire exit. There are several on this floor, and they are marked accordingly. These are precautions only. These things never happen. For your information, we have a comprehensive health plan.
Any catastrophic illness, any unforeseen tragedy, is completely covered. All dependents are completely covered. Larry Bagdikian, who sits over there, has six daughters. Larry Bagdikian would not have to pay one dime. He would have nothing to worry about. We also have a generous vacation and sick leave policy.
We have an excellent disability insurance plan. We have a stable and profitable pension fund. We get group discounts for the symphony, and block seating at the ballpark. We get commuter ticket books for the bridge. We have direct deposit. We are all members of Costco. This is our kitchenette.
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And this, this is our Mr. We have a coffee pool into which we each pay two dollars a week for coffee, filters, sugar, and Coffee-mate. If you prefer Cremora or half-and-half to Coffee-mate, there is a special pool for three dollars a week. We do not do decaf. You are allowed to join the coffee pool of your choice, but you are not allowed to touch the Mr.
This is the micro wave oven. You are allowed to heat food in the microwave oven. You are not, however, allowed to cook food in the microwave oven. We get one hour for lunch. We also get one fifteen-minute break in the morning and one fifteen-minute break in the afternoon. Always take your breaks. If you skip a break, it is gone forever. For your information, your break is a privilege, not a right.
If you abuse the break policy, we are authorized to rescind your breaks. Lunch, however, is a right, not a privilege. If you abuse the lunch policy, our hands will be tied and we will be forced to look the other way. We will not enjoy that.
This is the refrigerator. You may put your lunch in it.
Barry Hacker, who sits over there, steals food from this refrigerator. His petty theft is an outlet for his grief. It was a tragic loss for Barry Hacker. She was also completely covered. Barry Hacker did not have to pay one dime. But his dead wife haunts him. She haunts all of us. We have seen her, reflected in the monitors of our computers, moving past our cubicles. We have seen the dim shadow of her face in our photocopies. But the voice is hers. And beneath the voice, beneath the tidal whoosh of static and hiss, the gurgling and crying of a baby can be heard.
In any case, if you bring a lunch, put a little something extra in the bag for Barry Hacker. We have four Barrys in this office.
More on that once it gets closer to being available. The Mystery Magazine Online. I am hoping that this is only the first of many stories published about Will Bearman. I hope you are all well.
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I have some publishing news to relate this week. The 2nd edition of Soul Cages under my new pen name of Lynn Kilmore got pushed up in the publishing queue, and both the e-book and print versions have now been released.