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Netflix just announced 5-minute bedtime videos. Here's how they might help parents
Through a recent survey, Netflix found parents have children "who constantly press for extended bedtimes," according to Mashable. Here's what the streaming service did to help out. - photo by Payton Davis
A recent survey conducted by Netflix found "five more minutes, please" is a means of negotiating parents hear nightly from children not quite ready to slumber.

So the streaming service set out to help, announcing Wednesday the release of five-minute videos for parents to use at bedtime, Chris Riotta wrote for Mic. Netflix partnered with DreamWorks Animation to produce the series, called "Dinotrux 5 Minute Favorites."

Netflix publicized the shorts via Twitter through a video parents might relate to.

"Every parent knows the struggle," the tweet read. "But now, every parent will have #5MoreMinutes of #Dinotrux up their sleeve."

Mike Snider wrote for USA Today that Netflix's survey indicated 61 percent of parents "say they are faced by creative stalling tactics from their kids to put off going to bed."

And some of these pre-sleep exchanges are lengthy, USA Today reported: Parents and children duel about 20 minutes each night.

Netflix detailed children's stalling strategies mentioned by the surveyed parents in an infographic. According to the graphic, children deploy negotiation, flattery and trickery during these "duels."

Marilyn La Jeunesse wrote for Mashable that Netflix's newest creation could solve some parents' issues getting children to sleep. However, more screen time especially before bed might make others hesitant.

"A Nielsen report, which studies consumers from over 100 countries, says TV viewing among kids is at an eight-year high," La Jeunesse wrote. "The company found that children ages 2-5 spend 32 hours per week in front of a TV, and kids ages 6-11 spend about 28 hours a week in front of the TV."

She noted parents who think the videos are "worth a shot anyway" can access them by searching "5 Minute Favorites" on Netflix.

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