A Massachusetts mom discovered a novel way to get some peace and quiet—and now, her sneaky parenting hack has gone viral.
Jessica D’Entremont, who writes on Facebook and Instagram about parenting two young girls in order to raise awareness about sensory processing disorders, posted an image of her daughters lying quietly on the floor in matching pajamas.
“Looking for a way to keep your kids still…. Buy them glow in the dark pjs. Tell them they have to lie really still under the light to “charge” them….. I’m not even sorry,” D’Entremont wrote.
Parents tell kids all sorts of wild things to get a few moments of rest and silence. It’s honestly a matter of survival. So why not tell them their pajamas need some energy renewal before bedtime in order to glow?
“Both [girls] have sensory processing disorder and I’m always looking for ways to add stillness and calm into their sensory diet,” D’Entremont told FOX 8. “It worked perfectly and they were so intent and serious I just had to snap a picture.”
The parenting hack post has over 124k shares and 207k reactions, with parents praising D’Entremont’s clever strategy.
D’Entremont recently updated her post with additional parenting hacks for success: “To expand on the trickery I’ve started putting the pjs back into their drawer when they get dressed in the morning……unexposed to light all day they dim and do not glow in the dark when they tried to test me last night until they laid down again. Reinforcing the need to lie quietly under the light before bed.”
But D’Entremont isn’t just trying to get some peace for herself—although that’s totally a valid reason. She thinks that this quiet time has improved her children’s bedtime routine.
“We do it every day before bedtime now as a part of their sensory diet,” she told POPSUGAR. “We also use essential oils to help support sleep and calm so this is a great way to get some stillness.”
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