Evening rituals


1. Why are evening rituals so important?
Evening rituals recurring events where your children rely. They give them security and stability. The main idea here is to reinforce the sense of ‘we’. Spending time with mom or dad further strengthens the interpersonal bond between the child and the parent. Children know that this is their time and they enjoy safety, regardless of their age, but the way it is required is different.

2. But why in the evening?
The evening is over because the stress of the day is already over. When they are with their parents, the level of stress in the children drops and when the work to be done at home and work is over and you are already relaxed and have time available. The children have also completed their school assignments and the day filled with activities has ended for them as well. Evening is a good moment that can be used for the family.

3. What evening rituals are best for young children?
Depending on the age, the evening rituals are different. For the youngest, this is only about involving the parents in the process of falling asleep. This means that any noisy or disturbing activity should be avoided in the evening. During bedtime, you can caress or text the baby so that he or she can relax. Reading bedtime stories or a glass of milk and honey are also suitable for young children.

4. The Famous Honey Milk – Do They Really Fall Asleep With This?
Milk is something that makes things known in a child’s brain and reminds them of what is known to them and the ‘home smell’ that comes. The mother takes care of the baby from birth. In principle, not only does milk work very well with honey, but also with tea or nothing at all. The most important thing is to pay attention and love to your child. That means dedicating time to them, doing nothing else while enjoying this moment together.

5. And what helps other children to fall asleep better?
For older children, of course, it is very clear that this is no longer drinking water. One option would be to talk about how you spent the day together. What went well during the day, what did you accomplish successfully? To increase self-esteem, parents’ feedback is important, for example, when they are proud of their children. Another option is to prepare for the next day. Here, fantasy requires you to anticipate what will happen the next day. Use ideas, learning strategies, and further develop your child’s skills.

For the older ones at all, listening to music together can be something that can work well for you. Today, there is a great debate over what would be most appropriate at evening time. Of course, they should be in line with the age of the baby, meaning no thrills, or the like, but stories that can help you fall asleep. Reading a book is also a good way to fall asleep or if you want to try something different access the first digital audio book platform from SIGAL UNIQA Group AUSTRIA by clicking on:, and select the book that wants and… nice listening.

6. It happens that children wake up in the middle of the night after a nightmare. What ‘cheats’ would work best for you?
This too is different depending on the age. For young children, the source of anxiety must be understood. Then you have to look together if there is any crocodile or monster under the bed and you will tell her that it is just a shadow and nothing more. Older children often hide other reasons such as fear of homework, pressure to perform better, grades or other stressful situations. Here, what would help you the most would be a confidential conversation at a convenient time during the day.

7. And what if parents leave in the evening and leave their children with a ‘babysitter’? Do you have to explain to the babysitter what evening rituals you have or don’t the babysitter find her own rituals with the children?
This begs the question of whether the ‘babysitter’ or another caregiver is a man so close that he can follow the evening rituals that children have with their parents. Some parents also view evening rituals as something only they can do with their children and no one else. Children are able to adapt faster to this relatively well. But often they have different ritual requirements with Mom, Dad, Grandma or ‘babysitter’.

8. How do I do it when I have many children? Should he separate them?
Depending on how big the age difference is, you can often experience some of the things together, on the sofa in the living room, with the blanket spread around and talking about what happened during the day or reading to your child. a bedtime story. Younger children may still need physical closeness, while older children choose to listen to music or read as a form of sleep.

9. Who should be present at the evening rituals? Mom or Dad? Or both?
It is important to leave it to the child to choose and which of the two parents is available at all times. Moreover, evening rituals should not be done inadvertently. It may be that the parent simply does not fit in with these evening rituals and he / she shows love to their children differently. But this has to be coherent, because the kids immediately notice if the parent is doing it himself or because he has to. Often, even a little something is enough, such as a kiss on the forehead and a ‘good night, sweet sleep and beautiful dreams.’