Actor Kristen Bell's Trick to Get Her Toddler to Sleep: Controversial or Genius? Share Your Thoughts! by Renee Herren
You are knee-deep in laundry, dirty dishes are piled up in the sink, toys are everywhere and now it's bedtime! Thank goodness or good grief? Let’s be honest, when it comes to bedtime and toddlers, we all know the struggle is real!
Actor Kristen Bell, who rarely shies away from an embarrassing or controversial parenting topic, recently shared a bedtime trick she uses to get her 3-year-old to go to bed. According to BuzzFeed, Bell and her husband, actor Dax Shepard, switched the doorknob around so the lock is on the outside of the bedroom door. When it is time for bed, Bell and Shepard lock the door, stand outside and tell their child that they love her and that it is bedtime. Bell says that her daughter winds herself down and that before going to bed herself, Bell unlocks the door.
What do you think about this bedtime “trick”? Are you relieved to know you are not alone in using unconventional ways to manage bedtime? Or do you find this trick to be harsh and disturbing? Have you ever used a parenting method that was not well liked by others? Do tell!
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Photo: Kristen Bell Instagram