I could never get my kids to go to bed on time… until my mum came up with an idea – and it's been a total game-changer | The Sun

PARENTS and those who work in childcare know what a nightmare it is to try to get your children to go to bed – it's close to midnight and they're still wide awake.

This is a problem one mum-of-three, Lauren Giesting (@laurengiesting) was once familiar with – until somebody pointed out to a genius solution.

''Our bedtime has been disastrous,'' Lauren claimed in a video to her 80k followers on Instagram.

Hearing her daughter struggle, Lauren's mum came up with an idea – one that has since made evenings a breeze in their household.

Rather than forcing the children to go to bed, the trick, it turns out, is making them excited about it – and Lauren's mum has the perfect solution.

Simply grab a piece of paper and list all the tasks your kids must complete at the end of the day – these can range from going to the loo, changing into PJs and reading a book.

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Then, once the task has been done, they can tick the box ''Completed'' or simply fold the shred of paper where it will held by a magnet.

In Lauren's video, she had come up with various jobs the kids need to do – going to the toilet, having a wash or a bath, brushing their teeth and drinking water.

The mum went on to reveal they also need to make sure they've changed into comfy pyjamas, have given their parents hugs and kissed and read a book before bedtime.

Offering a helping hand to fellow frustrated parents, Lauren claimed: ''This has been a game-changer in our household.

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''My amazing mother made these for my kids because ou bedtime has been disastrous.

''And I have never seen my kids more excited to brush their teeth and out on their pyjamas and read a book before.

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''It has turned our bedtime routine from 30 minutes to maybe an hour to 10 minutes – amazing!''

It's safe to say the nighttime chart has been a success, with many thanking Lauren for sharing it.

''Such a cute idea,'' one person commented.

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A second penned: ''This is great!! I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing!!''

''Tell mom we said thanks my girl we love you,'' another fan was grateful.

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