Teaching emotion management: Helicopter parenting and sleep

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How parents respond to emotional displays like tantrums, kicking, hitting, smashing, and yelling is important for building children’s ability to control their emotions. Controlling emotions, and particularly the ability to calm down, is important for sleep. The first step in emotion management is to learn to interpret emotions as discussed …

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Feed your baby to sleep – The possums sleep intervention new recommendations

Feed your baby to sleep

Don’t feed or rock your baby to sleep is common advice. A new take on the same theory suggests that this advice is flawed. As detailed here, the dominant theory is that feeding or rocking can become associated with sleep. The concern is that the parent is then required for …

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Bedtime routine modeling

“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.” Robert Fulghum (according to BrainyQuote.com) Bedtime routine modeling anecdotes When our son, Alex, was 6 months old he was still waking me at least 3 times a night. We implemented a range of strategies that …

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Sleep solutions from birth

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I have a newborn. I remember the enduring sleep deprivation from last time. What can I do from birth to get back to sleeping sooner? Elizabeth Pantley’s No-Cry Sleep Solution recommends specific strategies for meeting baby and family sleep needs from birth. They fit into two main goals: 1. Build …

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Sleep associations

Sleep associations feature in many baby-sleep recommendations as a tool and a potential problem. There are 2 main assertions made: 1. Sleep associations can be used to get your baby to sleep. 2. Once an association is formed, your baby will struggle to sleep without it. Sleep associations from a …

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No-cry sleep solution review

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The No-Cry Sleep Solution: Gentle Ways to Help Your Baby Sleep Through the Night provides a range of very practical suggestions for common sleep concerns and helps parents to gradually work towards a sleep arrangement that best suits their family. Stand out benefits: Safe and recommended for newborns and up …

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Baby sleep routine: What to expect

When will my baby settle into a sleep routine? Can I change my baby’s sleep time routine? How long can I expect my baby to sleep? The short answers: At around about 10-12 weeks (2-3 months) babies begin to develop a body clock – a critical factor in a regular …

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Baby sleep and night wakings

The short answer is that it depends on your baby. For the long answer, here is some information from a systematic review article by Galland, Taylor, Elder, and Herbison (2012). Click here for the article. The findings are based on diary and observational studies completed on babies, toddlers, and children …

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