Many parents feel pressured to "train" babies and young children to sleep. But kids don't need to be trained to sleepthey're built to sleep. Sleep issues arise when parents (with the best of intentions) overhelp 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 in order 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.
Heather Turgeon, MFT, is a psychotherapist, a science columnist for the popular online parenting magazine Babble, and a writer for the National Sleep Foundation.
Julie Wright, MFT, is one of Los Angeless best-known parenting group leaders. She has taught thousands of moms about sleep and mindfulness in her popular Wright Mommy and Me groups at the celebrated Pump Station & Nurtury.
Heather Turgeon, MFT, is a psychotherapist who writes about child development and parenting. Her writing has appeared in the popular online parenting magazine Babble (as the long-running Science of Kids column), Salon, The Daily Beast, and others. She has covered the topic of sleep for many outlets and is a science writer for the National Sleep Foundation. Heather lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two little ones--both of whom are happy sleepers.
Julie Wright, MFT is one of Los Angeless best known parenting group leaders and has taught thousands of moms in her popular Wright Mommy and Me groups at the celebrated Pump Station & Nurtury. Julie is a psychotherapist whose work focuses on empathic, mindful parenting, attachment, and sleep. Julie lives in Los Angeles with her son and visits her east coast family often.
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