Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition: New, Revised, and Expanded Edition

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Simon and Schuster, May 23, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 464 pages
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Does your child

  • Have difficulty falling asleep?

  • Wake in the middle of the night?

  • Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears?

  • Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class?

  • Snore, wet the bed, or head bang?

In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day.

Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them. Topics covered in detail include:

  • Bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings

  • Effective strategies for naps

  • Sleep schedule abnormalities

  • A balanced look at co-sleeping

  • New insights into the nature of sleep terrors and sleepwalking

  • Problems in setting limits

  • Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bed-wetting, and head banging

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems offers priceless advice and concrete help for a whole new generation of anxious, frustrated, and overtired parents.

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This book saved my marriage
After 6 months of a maximum of 15 minutes sleep, we bought, read and put the book into practice. My son slept right through the night, we thought he had died..... thankfully he hadn't, but we never looked back. Buy it and use it.


At theEnd ofYour Rope
What We Know About Sleep
Helping YourChild Develop Good Sleep Practices The Importance of Your Childs Bedtime Routines
Sleep Associations A Key Problem
FIGURE 2Brain Wave Patterns inWaking and in Sleep
The Problem of Limit Setting
Feedings During the Night Another Major Causeof Trouble
Colic and Other Medical Causes of Poor Sleep
Schedules and Rhythms
Sleep Chart for Parents to
Potential Sleep Problems
Drifting Nap Patterns
FIGURE 16NightmaresVersus SleepTerrors

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About the author (2006)

Richard Ferber, M.D., is an associate professor of neurology at the Harvard Medical School and director of the Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders at Children's Hospital Boston. He lives in Newtonville, Massachusetts.

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