Oct 29, 2018
Sleep. It's up there with eating and tantrums as a stress-causing subject for parents. And isn't there just so many ideas, action plans and tools for change online or offered by well-meaning grandparents, caregivers, friends? We bet you could even ask your pizza delivery guy and he'd even share his opinion about how parents should go about getting their kids to sleep.
Wow! That's a lot of pressure to Get. Things. Right. And a lot of room to feel like you've gotten everything wrong. To really feel like a failure.
And if there's one thing we do know it's that pressure and fear of failure does not make for peaceful parenting or a happy bedtime.
And you shouldn't have to feel like that anyways.
So - we wanted to take a minute this week to share five sleep myths that seem to do the rounds at parent clubs and playdates - and seem to really rattle parents. Once these five myths are debunked, we can get back to our families and developing a plan that really works. Call it your own, bespoke, family sleep plan.
Listen in to hear five myths about kids and sleep - and why they need debunking right now.
And please let us know if you have any other myths - about sleep or other parenting challenges - that need debunking!
Does your child fight sleep? This post suggests one question you can ask to help a child sleep better
Fear often sits at the heart of why a child can't sleep. For ways to support your child to sleep confidence, read these Gentle Ways To Get a Child To Sleep
Find out what stops kids sleeping, how to set limits around sleep and how to build your child’s sleep confidence. Learn more about Hand in Hand Parenting’s Helping Your Children Sleep, online class
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