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fairy tale

and bedtime story
n. a simplistic and condescending explanation for something; a lie. I don’t want to hear a fairy tale, just the facts, ma’am. I’ve already heard your little bedtime story. You’ll have to do better than that!
See also: fairy, tale

bedtime story

See also: bedtime, story
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They were heard talking together until long after the usual bedtime, and early this morning Mrs.
I heard you ask her about it, I heard her say she hadn't got it, I was there when he left it, and I took it at bedtime and brought it away.
On this one point there was entire community of feeling in the four widely differing beings who sat round the dying fire of sticks, which made a cheap warmth for them on the verge of bedtime.
The link between late bedtimes and BMI increase was not significantly affected by total sleep time, amount of exercise, or time spent in front of computers or televisions, the investigators found.
EARLIER BEDTIMES An ideal bedtime for pre-teens is no later than 8.
Disney Magical Bedtimes is a goodnight call service where you can arrange a phone call from Mickey or Minnie Mouse, Cinderella, or Jake the Neverland Pirate telling your little'un it's time to hit the hay.
Adolescents who had late school year bedtimes in Wave I were more likely to have emotional distress in Wave III.
This study is the first to show that a poor fit between bedtimes selected by the parents of toddlers and the rise in their evening melatonin production increases their likelihood of nighttime settling difficulties," LeBourgeois said.
Not having fixed bedtimes, accompanied by a constant sense of flux, induces a state of body and mind akin to jet lag and this matters for healthy development and daily functioning,'' said lead author Yvonne Kelly in the study's news release.
Erratic bedtimes can cause a similar effect to jet lag and the longer youngsters go without regular bedtimes, the greater the impact on their behaviour, experts found.
Irregular bedtimes can increase the risk of behavioural problems in children, researchers reveal.
APROFESSOR Amanda Sacker, director of the International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health at University College, London (UCL), co-authored recent research into the effect children's bedtimes have on their academic performance.
Well, here they have the perfect excuse to turn on and tune in at that crucial time, because Channel 4 are throwing those harried households a lifeline in the form of Bedtime Live - an innovative, studio-based show which aims to help parents and children alike by sharing the best practice for bedtimes.
Pediatricians can easily promote regular bedtimes with parents and children, behaviors which in turn lead to healthy sleep," Erika E.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that adolescents with bedtimes that were set earlier by parents were significantly less likely to suffer from depression and to think about committing suicide.