Sleep….something we all need!

Posted April 14th, 2012 in Babies, Children, Fresno birth, Fresno Birth Doula, Motherhood, parenting by Kathryn DiPalma

Sleep is becoming a hot topic!  There are many books written about the subject, and so many seem to have all the answers.  When our children were babies and toddlers, it broke my heart to ever hear them cry.  Especially when it was a situation when they simply needed ME or my husband.  When it came time for bedtime, we established a family routine that worked for us.   While there were times that it was a challenge, I knew that someday they would be able to sleep through the night without ‘needing me’.  Today I received this tip from Rebecca Thompson with The Consciously Parenting Project and wanted to pass it on to you.

Sleep is precious, yet overrated.  Meeting your child’s nighttime needs is very important.  Children should never be left to cry alone.  Children cannot soothe their own stress and need a responsive caregiver to help them learn to calm themselves down, especially at night.  This investment results in positive associations with sleep and helps create calmer children during the day.  Think of it as an investment rather than a sacrifice!

©Rebecca Thompson, 2008
The Consciously Parenting Project


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