Magazine article Work & Family Life

Preventing and Solving Sleep Problems at Every Age

Magazine article Work & Family Life

Preventing and Solving Sleep Problems at Every Age

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When do babies start sleeping through the night? When will my child be ready to give up her morning nap? Is it really so important to stick to a bedtime routine for nine year olds?

These and a thousand other questions are discussed in Dr. Marc Weissbluth's newly revised and expanded classic book, Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. Dr. Weissbluth, a practicing pediatrician and professor at Northwestern University, has studied both healthy and disturbed sleep. His research on how sleep deprivation harms children of all ages and how it can be prevented and treated is a theme that runs through this book

Dr. Weissbluth believes that "preventing the development of unhealthy sleep patterns is something all parents can do." He gives practical advice on topics such as how to handle the common mistakes parents make to get their children to sleep, nap-resistant kids, the sleep-cycle needs for different temperaments, father's role in comforting children, what to do with twins and triplets, and Moms who work at home. …

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