Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Save Your Marriage
January 30, 2023

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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

5th Edition: 
A Step-by-Step Program for a Good Night's Sleep

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Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

5th Edition: 
Chapter 1 (only 16 pages!) outlines everything you need to know about your child's sleep.

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A Healthy Child Needs a Healthy Brain, A Healthy Brain Needs Healthy Sleep

If you have not already done so, please read Blog Posts 1 through 5 that describe how sleep is important and beneficial. I will post specific information for parents and children based on my book, “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.” Please do not be put off by my book’s length. This is a reference book. Read only the topic of interest to you.

Blog 116Save Your Marriage

My book, ‘Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child’, explains how your child benefits from healthy sleep (Blog Posts 15).  Additionally, the marriage might benefit because parents are calmer from sleeping better and they have more uninterrupted private time in the early evening and overnight.  This benefit led one mother to tell me that the cover of my book should include the banner headline: ‘Buy this book, have more sex!’.  

If your marriage is stressed, please read some of the following:

A. Blog Posts 

17 describes how the individual role of the father and the mother helps or hinders healthy sleep in their child.

18 and 23 describe how parents working together as a team promotes healthy sleep in their child.

B. Posts by Topic

Section 6: ‘Understanding why parents might have difficulty helping their child sleep well’.

Section 7: ‘Sleep Solutions’ to help your child sleep better.

Section 15: ‘Children’s sleep in different countries’ to recognize speed bumps or roadblocks in your own marriage or culture that might make it difficult to achieve peaceful sleep for your child.  

C. What a Parent Can Do 

Specific steps that might solve your child’s sleep difficulty.  

D. Parents’ Reports

Topic 1: Graduated Extinction and Extinction. 

Topic 4: Reset. 

Topic 8: Sleep Rules. 

E. Get outside help.  

Perhaps a discussion with your child’s primary caregiver or a community sleep consultant (Blog Posts 27, 64 and 65) will help clarify the issues around your child’s sleep difficulties and save your marriage.

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