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What yoga taught me about parenting young ones through dark, early mornings

My latest for the Washington Post.

Here's the intro:
Like most of you, we turned our clocks back an hour here in Europe recently, too. So, also like many of you, my little 5-year-old morning glory has been waking chirpily at 5 a.m. every day now, and will likely continue to do so until we spring forward again next March.  What can you do? My son has a set biorhythm, and no arbitrary daylight saving law is going to shift it. His body wakes up at 6 a.m., no matter what. It always has, and probably always will.  And before you suggest it, no: that whole “put him to bed 30 minutes later three days ahead of time” tactic doesn’t work for us. Whether he goes to bed at 6 p.m. or 10 p.m., my little guy still wakes up at the same time. From canvassing my fellow weary-eyed friends, I know he’s not the only one.  If there’s one thing parenthood has taught me, it’s that every kid is different. So for us, and families like ours, that advice can officially be shelved already.  The first few yea…

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