I have learned that Mondays are the days to stop the Too-Tired Crabbies in their tracks!
Do not make the mistake of thinking your child does not appear to be affected by the lack of sleep over the weekend! This is where Too-Tired is tricky!! Too-Tired kids tend to be mellow on Mondays and wild on Tuesday!
Solution? Don't forget to allow time for a nap on Mondays!
Another discovery: Kids prefer to call naps POWER-UPS, if you talk about them in CrabbieMaster language!
Finally, CrabbieMasters was a presenter at a Parenting Forum this weekend and by pure happenstance ended up in a room right straight across from a pediatric sleep and sleep disorder specialist. So, tomorrow we'll pull together some key notes from his talk in case there's anything helpful in terms of identifying when and how the Too-Tired Crabbie show up, and of course, how to outwit them!