My Child Won’t Sleep!

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Has your child started refusing to sleep at naptime? Or bed time? Are you spending hours trying to settle a child who won’t sleep? These problems arise frequently in the first 5 years, and there are many possible reasons. A very common cause is detailed in the video below.   …

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PRP020: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 4

Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 4 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) shares her thoughts on the use of dummies, and dealing with separation anxiety and sleep for young toddlers. Summary Dummy use The Possums Approach is that use of the Dummy is …

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PRP019 Possums Sleep Intervention Part 3

Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 3 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) shares some wonderful information about the Possums Sleep Intervention including how to co-ordinate baby wearing and feeding to sleep with multiple caregivers, a new perspective on sleep association, tired cues, incorporation …

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PRP018 Possums Sleep Intervention Part 2

Possums Sleep Intervention

Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 2 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) and I discuss the goals of the Possums Sleep intervention. Koa shares some great tips on optimising sleep biology for parent and baby. Summary Possums sleep intervention 0-6 month olds – …

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PRP017: The Possums Sleep Intervention Part 1

Show Notes: Possums Sleep Intervention Part 1 Dr Koa Whittingham (A collaborator on the Possums Sleep Intervention – www.possumsonline.com) shares some wonderful information about the Possums sleep intervention, and how it differs from typical behavioural approaches, and normalising approaches. Summary Behavioural interventions in the first 6 months have very limited …

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PRP013: My Child Refuses Sleep

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Show Notes: My Child Refuses Sleep Has your child become an expert at stalling bedtime? Have you gone through patches where your child refuses sleep? Most parents have been there. It is a most frustrating time, when long anticipated peace and quiet is just around the corner. Dr Ashley Soderlund, …

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PRP008: A Sensible Sleep Solution with Associate Professor Sarah Blunden Part 2

Show Notes: A Sensible Sleep Solution with Associate Professor Sarah Blunden Part 2 This is the second of a 3-part interview with Associate Professor Sarah Blunden. In this one we learn about Sarah’s book for 0-1 year olds, The Sensible Sleep Solution, as well as discussing sleep solutions for 1-3 …

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PRP007: A Sensible Sleep Solution with Associate Professor Sarah Blunden Part 1

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Show Notes: A Sensible Sleep Solution with Associate Professor Sarah Blunden Part 1 This is the first of a 3-part interview with Associate Professor Sarah Blunden. In this first one we discuss Sarah’s research and practice career with a particular focus on a gradual sleep solution that she developed. Originally …

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PRP006: Emotional regulation, helicopter parenting, and sleep

Show Notes: Baby Emotion Management – Part 2, Emotional regulation, helicopter parenting, and sleep Your responses impact your child’s ability for emotional regulation and sleep. This episode explores how. I also examine the distinction between being responsive to your child, and helicopter parenting (anticipating and fixing all problems). Links Here …

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PR-P004: Bed time routine modelling (and other uses of modelling)

Show Notes: Bed Time Routine Modelling This episode introduced a couple of ways that I have used modelling to familiarise my kids with a new bed time routine. I then present modelling principles based on Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory. Finally, I touch on some other potential uses for modelling. Links …

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  • Sleep Options Wizard (for 0-5 year olds)

    Take steps towards solving your child’s behavioural sleep issues now. The Sleep Options Wizard (for 0-5 year olds) specialises in addressing bed-time struggles, night-wakings, extended night wakings, waking too early, and transitioning to a bed or a separate room. Suggestions are tailored to your child’s age, your situation, and your family. Answer the Wizard’s questions about your child’s sleep, and your family preferences, and he will give you suggestions on the spot.