Are you the parent of a child ages 3-10 who is not yet a good sleeper? Parents of babies and toddlers are given lots of advice to help them improve their child’s sleep, but parents of older children are often not sure what to do if their kids still don’t sleep well. Parents (with all of the right intentions, of course!) often do two things at bedtime that may make their children worse sleepers: allowing too many extra requests after the bedtime routine is over, and staying with a child until he or she falls completely asleep. Parents do these two things, of course, with the hope that their children will fall asleep more quickly but these two things can instead lead to extended bedtime routines and night wakings. In this session, you will learn five easy steps to help your child become an independent sleeper who can stay in his or her own bed all night long.
This talk is presented by Lynelle Schneeberg PsyD. Dr. Schneeberg is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Yale School of Medicine (Behavioral Medicine/Sleep Medicine section). She is a pediatric behavioral sleep psychologist and she also treats adults with insomnia using cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). She is the author of Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach: The Bedtime Doctor’s 5-Step Guide, Ages 3-10.