Let’s first talk about the differences between nightmares and sleep terrors. A nightmare is a bad dream that causes a child to wake up with feelings of fear. Nightmares are very common in young children. Most will seek out a parent after a nightmare and most will also recall them in the morning. Nightmares usually … Continue reading How Should I Deal with My Child’s Nightmares or Sleep Terrors?
Six-year-old Emma fell asleep in her own bed each night but, just after midnight when her parents were deeply asleep, Emma slipped undetected into her parents’ bed like a little ninja and stayed until morning. Emma’s parents needed a way to manage these nightly visits. If your child is waking at night and either calling … Continue reading How Should I Deal with My Child’s Night Wakings?
Helping your child become a more independent sleeper at bedtime will result in many benefits to your child, of course, but you will reap the benefits, too. Let’s review just a few of the reasons. You and your spouse are likely to have more quality time together If your child learns to fall asleep quickly … Continue reading Sleep training your child benefits you as a parent, too. Here’s how.