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↕ Beginning reader The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn to School Age printable ➆ ePUB By Julie Wright MFT ⡏ ↕ Beginning reader The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn to School Age printable ➆ ePUB By Julie Wright MFT ⡏ ForewordCompassionate, courageous, and creative, The Happy Sleeper is a book for every parent of a young child to savor in its magnificent exploration of effective strategies for helping children get to bed smoothly and sleep well through the night Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright have written a user friendly, scientifically informed, practical guide that provides the information and intention you need to cultivate healthy sleeping habits not only for your child but for yourself as well Why is sleep so important It is during sleep that we secrete the growth hormones our bodies need to grow and replenish themselves well Sleep also allows our body and brain to rest and recover from the days activities Recent studies have revealed, too, that during sleep our brains in effect clean themselves upremoving unhelpful by products of the days neural activityso that we can function well when were awake Given all of this, its no surprise that babies and children need so many hours of sleep as they grow Infants and toddlers sleep half their day or In childhood the amount of optimal sleep gradually decreases, but school age children still need roughly 10 hours of sleep Even as adults, we should spend about a third of our time sleeping Without the proper amount and quality of sleep, science reveals, we will have difficulty focusing, remembering, and calming our emotions When we havent slept well we dont learn or operate as effectively because our brain hasnt had the necessary sleep time to optimize its functioning Even , without proper sleep, our immune system does not function well, and so we can become vulnerable to infectious diseases And our metabolic system doesnt function optimally, so we can be prone to overeat and not process food well, putting us at risk for obesity and diabetes For each of these reasons, sleep is one of the most important activities we humans participate in And as parents, helping our children develop good sleep hygiene is one of the most important contributions we can make to their well being.In this fabulous guide, youll learn to take important findings from sleep research and combine them with a crucial working knowledge of attachment research so that youll optimize not only your childrens sleep habits, but also their attachment to you Attachment is all about providing security for your children through anticipating their inner needs, making them feel safe, and communicating with them in a soothing manner Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright are brilliant sleep whisperers with decades of experience helping parents cultivate secure attachment while simultaneously shaping healthy sleep habits Thats exactly the combination studies suggest is the win win win of effective parenting give your children the relationship security they need while also providing them the structure they require to sleep well and thrive And all this while you, too, get some important rest.Youll learn in these pages what science and clinical wisdom have to tell us about how to keep the relationship with your child filled with compassionate communication while also structuring healthy sleep strategies Youll discover how you can nurture emotional understanding between you and your child while at the same time implementing behavioral strategies that ensure they get the sleep they need The authors provide you with a framework that will leave you feeling confident in the positive outcome of your approach This is a plan that works.Parenting is one of the most challenging roles one can play in life Its tricky to know when to hold our children close and when to let them venture out on their own to learn important skills, such as the self soothing techniques that will help them be Happy Sleepers for the rest of their lives Having this book as your companion, you will gain the clarity and conviction necessary to build a secure relationship with your child and, in turn, to help them build a secure relationship with themselves and their broader community Read on, connect with compassion, creativity, and courage, and sleep well DANIEL J SIEGEL, MDIntroductionYour baby already knows how to sleep.Our clients are always shocked when they hear this Theyve been breaking a sweat rocking their baby into a deep slumber, waking up every 2 hours to feed throughout the night, or wringing their hands in frustration with a wide eyed, nap resistant toddler.But its true Sleep is a basic action that babies are naturally born to do Their bodies crave healthy sleep, and their brains are wired for it By 5 or 6 months of age, almost all babies are capable of sleeping well without much assistance from Mom or Dad.So why do so many families struggle at night The answer is that most parents do what works today, dont notice when its no longer needed tomorrow, and then keep pushing even harder when its become a hindrance the day after that They work overtime with all kinds of fanfare and tricks to put their babies to bed Weve heard it all parents feeding, rocking, and bouncing on a yoga ball for 45 minutes every night, lying down with kids, re tucking, and refilling water glasses endlesslyone couple even told us they found themselves putting on a full music show with guitars, singing, and lights every night before bedtime.Over time, parents helping ways overshadow their babys natural sleep abilities Children get confused as to whether they or their parents are doing the soothing, and parents arent sure when and how much to back off so their little ones can take over the job. The Happy Sleeper is the guide to doing just that We will give you a clear, easy to follow system for transferring the role of independent sleep to your baby or child, as weve done for thousands of families in our practice If youre consistent in how you apply the methods in this book, your baby or childs sleep will improve dramatically within one to two weeks.Good Sleep Is in Their GenesKids dont need to be trained to sleep theyre built to sleep Think about it sleep is like other areas of development, and you know how quickly your baby learns Within a year, a baby can sit, pull to stand, and maybe take her first steps She understands language and soon shell speak in sentences Almost overnight, shes a master in all realms.So why should sleep be any different For many babies, skills in other domains grow and improve, but sleep skills stall or regress.But over and over in our practice, we see that it is Children take off in their motor, social, cognitive, and language skills, while sleep skills stall and even decline as the months go on Its a common course for little kidsthey show robust, thriving development in all other domains but actually regress in their ability to sleep.In the early months, this happens when a soothing technique like nursing or rocking to sleep works and becomes your go to habit and we dont blame you The problem is that while newborns often need these soothing devices, they outgrow this need quickly as their natural self soothing abilities growsometimes within a matter of days or weeks With toddlers and kids, the same idea applies We know that they can sleep, but milestones and life transitions learning to climb out of the crib, starting preschool, or having nightmares rock the boat just enough to warrant a new trick like lying down with them until they doze off that kids quickly become reliant on.As parents get stuck in a habit of soothing their little one to sleep, it masks the childs natural abilities and makes it look as if she cant sleep on her own.Imagine your child was capable of walking, but you still carried her everywhere instead of letting her practice this new skill This overhelping is the crux of family sleep problems Eventually parents become exasperated, while babys sleep potential has actually been stifled.Why We Wrote This BookWe wrote this book to help solve a dilemma Over and over in our parenting groups, weve seen moms and dads work diligently to be responsive and nurturing around sleep, only to become frustrated, exhausted, and confused as their babys sleep gets worse instead of better These parents feel stuck, and many reach the end of their rope and turn to a harsh, shut the door and dont go in approach.We know that sleep is a natural, hardwired function that shouldnt be so difficult As clinicians who follow science and new thinking on child development, we realized why sleep was stumping so many familiesits the same overhelping or helicopter parenting dilemma that parents find themselves in elsewhere Logic tells us and research confirms that overhelping doesnt work When we do things for our babies and kids that they are capable of doing for themselves, it keeps them from developing to their potential in this case, their sleep potential The problem is that, as parents, we dont know how to stop overhelping, while still being warm and supportive to our kids.The topic of baby sleep needs a fresh perspective Its been bogged down in old school notions like training and misunderstandings of basic concepts like attachment In this book, we take an integrated approach that is sensitive, simple, and truly effective We dont want anyone suffering sleep deprivation unnecessarily, nor do we ever want a baby to feel alone or fearful Happily, neither of these ever needs to happen.Our methods are based on two logical, research based ideas One babies and little kids need warmth, sensitivity, and a sense that the world is a safe place Two they thrive best and sleep best when they have structure, routine, and clear expectations When we work with parents to fix a sleep issue, we always locate the solution in one of these two places If one of these is missing, a childs sleep ends up falling short of what shes developmentally capable of a 10 month old baby waking every 1 to 2 hours at night youd be surprised how many weve met , an 18 month old who only naps in a stroller, or a child refusing to fall asleep unless Mom or Dad snuggles up too.These parents swear that their childs not capable or is just a bad sleeper But when we craft a sleep plan together as well do in this book , within a week or two their baby is sleeping eleven hours straight, their toddler is taking a beautiful 2 hour nap in her crib, or their child is kissing them good night, grabbing his stuffed animal, rolling over, and falling asleep on his own.Sleep affects virtually every part of your childs life Well rested babies and kids are emotionally balanced, flexible, and creative theyre healthier they think clearly and retain information better When your child sleeps well, she and you feel the ripples of this everywhere Its amazing to see how good sleep transforms a family.How to Use This BookChapter 1 is an introduction to childhood sleep issues, including information about how much sleep your baby or child needs.Chapter 2 outlines the Happy Sleeper approach to good sleep for all ages babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and young school age kids This chapter explains the underlying ideas that all of our methods are based on.Chapters 3 to 5 have all the practical information, steps, and methods you need for your childs particular age, and for any issue or goal you have with sleep.Chapter 3 is for babies 0 to 4 months old.Chapter 4 is for babies 5 to 24 months old.Chapter 5 is for children 2 to 6 years old.Chapters 3 to 5 are organized this way 1 HEALTHY SLEEP HABITSThis is the foundation for good sleep If you put these habits in place, your child will have the best chance of sleeping well, both now and in the long run Even if youre looking for the answer to a specific problem, dont skip over this sectionthese habits strongly influence the quality of your childs sleep.2 SLEEP SOLUTIONSFor every sleep issue in your childs age range, we have a solution that is responsive and supportive and keeps your baby or child in charge of soothing and independent sleep with the exception of little babies ages 0 to 4 months, who are gradually growing into this capacity.3 TROUBLESHOOTINGWhat to do about teething, motor milestones, potty training, sleep regressions, and The last section of each chapter answers common questions that arise for your childs age.Chapter 6 addresses special situations like bed sharing, traveling, and other arrangements and circumstances that can change the way your child sleeps.Chapter 7 will help you, the parent, sleep well We see too many parents sacrificing their own sleep needs We want to help you make sleep a priority for you, not just your child.Chapter 8 explains the science of sleep and how sleep develops over the first years of life.The Appendix has tools for creating your childs schedule, tracking progress on your sleep plan, and Youll find helpful tools on our website, www.thehappysleeper.com.1.Do any of these scenarios sound familiar You feed or rock your baby until shes fast asleep, lower her gently into her crib, and tiptoe out of the room Two hours later, shes awake and calling for you. Its past bedtime, but your toddler runs when you try to put pjs on him, breaks down in tears over brushing teeth, and summons you back into the room repeatedly for water, another song, and different stuffed animal configurations. You have to lie down with your little one until he falls asleep, which can take up to 45 minutes and, sometimes, you doze off, too. Your baby will only nap in the stroller, car, or with you carrying her. Your child stays up too late and you suspect hes not getting enough sleep, but you cant figure out how to get him into bed earlier. Your child calls out to you at night and needs you to sleep with her, or to join you in your bed. You and your partner are so exhausted you can barely function, much less be present or happy with your baby during waking hours.Sleep is a basic building block of your familys health and happinessjust like good food and regular exercise Sleep is about as natural as it comes in fact, kids are literally built to do it Their brains are programmed to develop good sleep from the time theyre babies.Your child wants to sleep and with the right patterns in place, her natural abilities will surprise you Naptime, bedtime, and sleeping through the nightthey dont have to be a big struggle or a source of anxiety As easy as it is to disrupt sleep and create unhealthy sleep habits, its achievable and often quick to get back on the right track Consider this scene You help your baby wind down after her last feeding You give her a bath and put on her pjs After a few stories, a few cuddles, and a song, you kiss her good night, lower her into her crib, and leave the room Your happy sleeper rolls over, grabs her lovey, moves into a comfortable sleep position, and drifts off until the next morning You have time to yourself to eat dinner, read a book, or spend time with your partner before going to bed and getting a full nights sleep.If your baby is at least 5 months and you follow our approach consistently, you can go from one of the cumbersome patterns mentioned above, to this happy sleeper scene in roughly one to two weeks if your baby is under 5 months, well show you how to move in this direction And if you read and adopt our fundamental concepts, your family will have a solid sleep foundation for years to come Its a myth that sleep is always a struggle and that changing sleep patterns is very hard If you have a clear plan, your familys sleep can improve quickly.Good sleep not only makes life peaceful and enjoyable, its a basic need that affects your childs happiness, success, and health Insufficient sleep is like having a big piece of your lifes foundation missing its like walking around while your body starves for food or water.Sleep is part of your foundation When its off, the rest starts to crumble DID YOU KNOWNapping helps babies learn and remember language.Missing sleep compromises the brains prefrontal cortex, which our kids need for decision making, attention, and emotional control.Little kids who sleep fewer than 10 hours a night are twice as likely to have low scores on cognitive tests when they enter school.Too little sleep in childhood increases the risk of obesity.Sleepy Nation You Are Not AloneLittle kids are losing critical hours of sleep Its estimated that babies and young children get an average of 9 hours of sleep per night, although experts agree that they need 11 to 12, and roughly one third of kids have clinical sleep problems A poll from the National Sleep Foundation found that half of infants and a third of toddlers get less sleep than their parents think they need Seventy five percent of parents with infants and 82 percent of parents with preschoolers say they would change something about their childs sleep.Caffeinated drinks are consumed by lots of sleepy adults and, if you can believe it, kids The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that children ages 6 to 10 drink caffeinated beverages eight out of ten days One study found that two thirds of children ages 2 to 5 consumed drinks like soda and tea.Why dont kids sleep enough There are lots of answers to this question, but here are two of the most common We get confusing messages about sleep cry it out, tough love, feed on demand, co sleep parenting approaches seem to contradict one another and leave many families puzzled and sleepless.Were busy life is bursting at the seams Especially for families with older children, homework, technology, activities, and work schedules make it hard to protect aspects of healthy sleep like early, consistent bedtimes Artificial lights and electronics delay sleep for children and adults, keeping us all up past our optimal bedtimes Even though sleep should come naturally, our modern lives easily disrupt it.Kids dont necessarily grow out of sleep issues either in fact, research suggests that a significant percentage of young children with sleep disruptions still have them years later On the other hand, when you develop healthy sleep habits early, they grow with your child Imagine that your baby, who is a self soother, turns into a happy preschooler who feels confident and knows what to do when the lights go out, a school age child who can have a sleepover at a friends house, and eventually a well rested and sharp teen whos set up for success Its not an overstatement to say that the positive sleep foundation you establish for your young child will be the one he has throughout his life.HOW MUCH SLEEP DO YOU REALLY NEED Source National Sleep FoundationTake a look at sleep recommendations for every member of your family, including yourself Just as with adults, children vary in how much sleep they need to function at their best, which is why theres a range instead of a magic number But almost all children consistently need this amount of sleep in a 24 hour period Its a lot of sleeproughly half your childs life or A very small percentage of people are thought to be short sleepers, or those who require less sleep than the rest of us If your child seems fine with less than the recommended amount of sleep, you might be surprised that she does even better with 30 to 60 minutes Think about the fact that your goal is not just a child who is functioning, but one who is optimally alert, creative, and balanced.How to Tell If Your Child Is Getting Enough SleepIt can be tricky to tell whether your child is well rested, because kids rarely communicate this clearly Insufficient sleep in children is hard to spot for two reasons Babies and little kids dont wind down when theyre tiredthey wind up Anyone whos watched overtired kids run circles around a bouncy house, or throw a tantrum insisting on television before bed will tell you this is true Babies get overstimulated and fussy when theyre tired as youll see in Chapter 3, thats a big reason for the early evening witching hour Sleep loss in older children is linked with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD.Kids arent good judges of their own sleepiness In one well known set of childrens sleep studies at Stanford, when kids sleep was restricted to just 4 hours a night, they still didnt say they were sleepy You really cant count on your child to tell you when hes tiredhe needs you to help him wind down and sleep.Overt sleepiness is especially hard to detect when little ones are on the move sometimes its only obvious when they finally sit stillfor example, riding in a car or sitting on the couch reading a book This is when youll see signals of drowsiness, like your child rubbing his eyes or staring into space.Heres how you can tell whether you have a well rested or sleepy child on your hands Check the ones that apply to your child.SIGNS OF A SLEEP DEPRIVED CHILDNeeds to be woken up in the morningHyperactive, inattentive, moody, impulsive, or aggressiveFalls asleep before scheduled naps if taken on a walk or car rideSleeps in on the weekendsFalls asleep in schoolBecomes clumsy, irritable, easily frustratedSIGNS OF A WELL RESTED CHILDWakes up naturallyAlert most of the day or until naptimeDoesnt fall asleep in the stroller or car during the day in between naptimes Has or less the same sleep schedule on weekdays and weekendsHas the same nap habits at home and day care or preschoolWhat if your child does get enough sleep overall, but it happens in a way that isnt working for the familyfor example, your baby needs to be rocked and bounced for 30 minutes, or your toddlers bedtime is a dragged out affair of requests for extra water, bonus potty trips, and just one story Maybe your baby will fall asleep only with you in the bed, or will only nap in the stroller In this case, your child might get enough hours of sleep total, but the manner in which he does it is disruptive or challenging, and it involves you overhelping, so he isnt accessing his self soothing abilities These are important issues to address good sleep isnt just about hitting the numbers, its about setting up habits and routines in your house that feel good for everyone.Throughout this book well not only help you achieve long and consistent sleep for your baby or child, well also walk you through how to make healthy sleep easy and pleasant yes, you heard that right for the whole family.Good Sleep Successful, Happy, HealthyWatch your child sleepeyes fluttering, arms limp, legs tucked up Its a beautiful and peaceful thing We tend to think of falling asleep as shutting down and feel incredible relief as parents when our kids finally do but, actually, sleep is not your childs off mode Transitioning to sleep turns on a whole host of vital activities in your childs brain and body For example, when your child enters deep sleep, growth hormones are secreted that allow cells to divide and tissues to repair and regenerate During sleep, memories are consolidated and your child processes information learned during the day.Sleep is like nutrition for your childs brain.Even if you think you know the value of good sleep, youll probably be surprised to find out just how much sleep affects different areas of your childs mental and physical health.Learning and Academic SuccessIts a simple fact at any agenewborn, preschool, or teenagergood sleep makes for a higher achieving child.In one well known experiment, researchers restricted or extended the sleep of school age kids by 30 minutes and found that it had a significant impact on their reaction time, attention, and memory In fact, the difference of 1 hour between the two groups made an impact that was equivalent to two years of academic level.One of the best predictors of a childs success in school is her level of executive function, or the ability to manage emotions, behaviors, and thinkingand this skill set is very sensitive to sleep loss Many studies have shown that even after a modest decrease in sleep, the brains prefrontal cortex the hub of executive function becomes less active Sleepy kids can still do the basicstalk, eat, run around, playbut sophisticated thinking, impulse control, and creativity go steadily downhill.When your child sleeps, certain connections between brain cells are strengthened while others are pruned or lost this is an important part of development because the brain is refining its circuits and prioritizing what it needs the most This essentially remodels the brain and consolidates the information learned while awake Babies have an intense need for sleep, which is probably because they have so much to learn Infants learn language better after a nap, and preschool childrens spatial learning is boosted by a midday nap From the ages of 2 to 6 years, short sleep fewer than 10 hours per night has been linked to lower vocabulary and nonverbal intellectual skills, and this is true even of kids who later catch up to their peers in sleep duration In other words, missing sleep early in life may have a lasting effect.Behavior and EmotionsAs an adult, how do you feel and act when youre tired You probably think and move slowly You want to curl up, power down, and recharge Your bed calls to you.Sleepy kids dont respond this way to being tired, or necessarily even know that theyre tired Instead, they become stressed, wind up, and get a second wind.Psychologists continue to find connections between sleep and ADHD Children with sleep issues have a higher prevalence of hyperactivity and attention problems and vice versa, kids with ADHD like symptoms are at higher risk for sleep problems Kids with ADHD also tend to be sleepier during the day, which might explain why stimulant medications seem to help In fact, studies also suggest that treating sleep problems may be enough to eliminate hyperactivity and attention issues for some children This benefit applies to kids without any diagnosed attention or behavior problems, too One experiment showed that adding just 30 minutes sleep per night made a significant improvement for kids without any history of behavioral issues in how restless, impulsive, and moody children were Reducing sleep by 50 minutes had the opposite effect.HealthToo little sleep is linked to weight gain in both kids and adults, and children who have short sleep durations are at higher risk for obesity when they grow up Sleep loss disrupts chemicals in the body that regulate appetite and metabolism Insufficient sleep also raises the risk of hypertension and can affect the immune system, which may make kids likely to get sick.Parents LifeParents lose about 350 hours of nighttime sleep in the first year of their babys life In a National Sleep Foundation poll, almost two thirds of parents even those with toddlers and preschoolers reported getting less sleep than they need.To some extent, this is just how it goesa baby naturally turns your sleep schedule upside down for a few months Thankfully, parents can adapt we seem to be biologically capable of flexing around a newborns every 2 hour waking pattern, being alert enough to tend to our babies at night, and still managing to go about our daily lives.HERES HOW PARENTS DESCRIBE SLEEP DEPRIVATIONI feel underwater and blurry, panicked and overwhelmed.On edge Easily angered Forgetful.In a fog and emotional.Grumpy and hungry.Disoriented and off Everything is harder on those days, especially remembering to smile.Cranky, depleted, foggy, impatient, and unavailable Dread and nervousness as evening sets in.Like a piece is missing.The problem is that for some parents, the initial sleep loss in the first few months becomes the new normal in the months and years that follow These parents end up carrying a significant sleep debt because they accumulate missed hours of sleep over time without ever getting the chance to fully pay it back People with children of all ages are roughly twice as likely as those without kids to say that theyre not sleeping enough and that theyre unable to do activities like exercise because theyre too sleepy Subpar sleep also makes parents irritable, impatient, and less productive It can make small tasks seem insurmountable and, even worse, keep us from enjoying and connecting with our kids.10 MONTH OLD EVAN AND HIS EXHAUSTED PARENTSJoanna When Evan was 10 months old, his sleep regressed dramatically and I found myself nursing him to sleep each night even though we had cut this out of our routine 5 months prior This put him to sleep for an initial 5 hour stretch, but after that, he was waking up hourly My husband and I felt like we were in a dark cloud of exhaustion The hardest part was that we started to feel resentment toward him and were enjoying him less Once we carried out our sleep plan, the whole family started sleeping well and we went back to enjoying and finding so much pleasure in each others company.Think about it this way working on your childs sleep is important for you and, in turn, your healthy sleep is important to your child, so you can feel available, patient, and energetic.If thats not enough, consider that poor sleep also poses a serious safety risk to your family People with children in the house are significantly likely to drive drowsy than those without kids Drowsy driving is a major safety hazard incredibly, 37 percent of adults say theyve fallen asleep at the wheel and 13 percent of those say they do so approximately once each month Its conservatively estimated that 100,000 police reported crashes every year are a direct result of driver fatigueresulting in 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries.The Happy SleeperHERES WHAT MAKES A GOOD SLEEPERA warm, attuned parentA pattern of self soothingClear family sleep habitsA regular schedule that supports natural, biological sleep mechanismsWhether youre coming to us in a blurry, sleep deprived crisis, or youre simply trying to optimize your babys sleep, with this book youll have all of these in place Using our techniques, youll be able to fix immediate sleep issues and set up habits that support optimal sleep as your child grows.If youre conflicted about imposing a structured and harsh program to improve your childs sleep, you can stop worrying Warm, supportive parenting and a full night of independent sleep are not mutually exclusivewere going to show you how they work together naturally and seamlessly.So now that we know the urgency of good sleep and elements you need to get it, lets look at the Happy Sleeper approach to getting there 2.Cry It Out Versus Attachment Parenting Sleep MethodsIf youve reached out for sleep help before, you know that it can sound polarized into methods of crying it out and attachment parenting The first emphasizes structure and independent sleep the second tells you to be flexible and responsive to your babys needs These approaches seem to contradict each other.But this is a false, unhelpful divide It makes parents unduly upset and confused because independent sleep and a loving, secure attachment are pitted against each otheras if they are at odds In psychological terms, attachment involves being there to support your little one, while also encouraging her to learn, develop, and move toward independence you can read about attachment here When you change a pattern to improve your baby or childs sleep, there is usually protesting involvedyoure doing things differently and reshaping a well entrenched habit This is okay If you are careful, thoughtful, and consistent in how you do this, your baby will feel supported even though she may express big feelings about the change , and eventually shell learn a new pattern that helps her sleep well Passing the job of soothing to your capable baby or child is very much in line with attachment theory.For the best sleep, you need both the consistency of structured sleep training programs and the responsiveness or as we will call it here, the attunement of attachment friendly ideas.The Happy Sleeper ApproachConsistency and Attunement for Good SleepIn this section well look at two important aspects of healthy sleepconsistency and attunementand how they work together to produce great little sleepers.Consistency Your Tiny ScientistYou know that consistency is important in all realms of parenting, but do you know its because your childs brain, even as a newborn, is set up to detect and understand patterns Newborns acquire knowledge and skills at a breathtaking pace and they are capable of associative learning linking and remembering objects and events in their environment right from the start.THE PATTERN SEEKING BRAIN The Happy Sleeper makes happier parents by unleashing their childs natural ability to sleep with a sensitive, structured approach based on the authors combined twenty years of clinical experience Dr Mehmet Oz Clear a space on your bookshelf You ll be consulting this friendly, research 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 Compassionate, courageous, and creative Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright have written a user friendly, scientifically informed, practical guide that provides the information and intention you need to cultivate healthy sleeping habits not only for your child, but for yourself as well Give your children the relationship security they need while also providing them the structure they require to sleep well and thrive.from the foreword by Daniel J Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm The Power and Purpose of the Teenage BrainAn 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 Sleeperoffers real world strategies for getting children the sleep they need David M Cloud, CEO, National Sleep FoundationSolid information on childrens brain development and physiology supports a clear and systematic attunement philosophy that strikes a happy balance between cry it out and over helping Turgeon and Wrights compassionate but firm system reminds parents that even the smallest infants are already learners, and to be cognizant of what they want to teach.Publishers Weekly The Happy Sleeper Science Backed Guide to makes happier parents by unleashing their child s natural ability sleep with a sensitive, structured approach based on the authors combined twenty years of clinical experience Neck Pillow Cervical Traction for Neck Pain Relief arclife cervical linear traction neck pillows are designed specifically patients who experiencing pain, stiff neck, herniated disc, bulging dis, arthritis or degeneration in Reviews Zotto Premium Mattress We stayed at Thunder Valley Casino Resort several times during this summer and we loved sleeping mattress Funny thing , there was 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    • The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night's Sleep-Newborn to School Age
    • Julie Wright MFT
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    • 2017-12-05T12:07+02:00