The Happy Sleeper
the science-backed guide to helping your baby get a good night's sleep - newborn to school age
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|Format: ||Paperback, 368 pages, New edition Edition|
|Published In: ||Australia, 01 January 2015|
A research-based guide to helping children do what comes naturally - sleep through the night. Many parents feel pressured to `train' babies and young children to sleep. Sometimes hours are spent rocking, singing, and coaxing. But kids don't need to be trained - they're built to sleep. Over time, all that cajoling can have the opposite effect to what is desired. Problems can arise when parents (with the best of intentions) overhelp or `helicopter parent' at night, overshadowing their baby's biological ability to sleep well. In The Happy Sleeper, child-sleep experts Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright show parents how to avoid and undo cumbersome sleep habits. They provide guidance on how to be sensitive and nurturing, but also structured, so that your baby or young child can develop the skills they need in order to: fall asleep independentlysleep through the nighttake healthy napsacquire natural, optimal sleep patterns for day and night. Using these methods, parents can guide their children in learning how to soothe themselves to sleep - putting kids (and the whole family) on track to a full night's sleep.
An urgent message for sleep-deprived parents: You don't have to suffer through "cry-it-out" parenting OR attachment parenting's "co-sleeping." There's another way!
About the Author
Heather Turgeon, MFT, is a psychotherapist, a science columnist for the popular online parenting magazine, Babble.com, and a writer for the National Sleep Foundation. Her health and psychology articles have appeared in Salon, The Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast. She is also the mother of two little ones, both of whom sleep happily through the night.
'An important resource for parents seeking to give their children a lifetime of quality sleep. Good sleep habits are vital to child development and overall health, and The Happy Sleeper offers real-world strategies for getting children the sleep they need.' -- David M. Cloud * CEO, National Sleep Foundation * 'An excellent guide for parents! Simple, effective advice that is consistent with infants' and children's developmental needs. Written in a user-friendly and practical way - you'll keep going back to it at every age and stage of your child's sleep.' -- Yael Wapinski MD * New York City pediatrician and mother of three * 'Turgeon and Wright's compassionate but firm system reminds parents that even the smallest infants are already learners, and to be more cognizant of what they want to teach. Solid information on children's brain development and physiology supports a clear and systematic 'attunement' philosophy that strikes a happy balance between 'cry it out' and 'overhelping.' * Publishers Weekly * 'Clear a space on your bookshelf! You'll be consulting this friendly, researched-based guide to the blessings of sleep for you and your little ones for many years to come.' -- Adele Faber * co-author of How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk * 'Give your children the relationship security they need while also providing them the structure they require to sleep well and thrive ...' -- Daniel J. Siegel * New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm and The Whole Brain Child (Excerpted from foreword) * 'The Happy Sleeper makes happier parents by unleashing their child's natural ability to sleep with a sensitive, structured approach based on the authors' combined 20 years of clinical experience.' -- Mehmet Oz, M.D. (Dr. Oz) * Professor of Surgery, New York Presbyterian/ Columbia University * 'A must-have purchase if you can't remember the last time you had an uninterrupted night's sleep.' * Baby London *
21 x 13.5 x 2.5 centimetres (0.36 kg)|
15+ years |