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Suddenly enforcing an earlier bedtime is an exercise in frustration. Make it gradual: 10 days before school starts, move the routine up 10 minutes a night. Ensure they get up on time—no sleeping in, even on weekends.
This is a great time to brush up on sleep hygiene. Are bedrooms cool and dark? Are you avoiding screen time an hour before bed? Is everyone getting enough physical activity? Look at your own habits, too.