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Many parents feel pressured to train” babies and young children to sleep but kids don’t need to be trained to sleep, they’re built to sleep. Sleep issues arise when parents (with the best of intentions) over-help or helicopter parent” at nightovershadowing their baby’s innate biological ability to sleep well. In The Happy Sleeper child sleep experts Heather Turgeon and Julie Wright show parents how to be sensitive and nurturing, but also clear and structured so that babies and young children develop the self-soothing skills they need to
Fall asleep independently Sleep through the night Take healthy naps Grow into natural, optimal sleep patterns for day and night
The Happy Sleeper is a research-based guide to helping children do what comes naturallysleep through the night.
The Happy Sleeper features a foreword by neuropsychiatrist and popular parenting expert Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of Parenting from the Inside Out and the New York Times bestseller Brainstorm.
Heather Turgeon, MFT,is a psychotherapist, science columnist for the popular online parenting magazine Babble.com, and writer for the National Sleep Foundation. Julie Wright, MFT,is one of Los Angeles’s best known parenting group leaders and has taught thousands of moms in her popular Wright Mommy and Me groups at the celebrated and celebrity-attended The Pump Station & Nurtury.