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.
Parents spend a great deal of energy coaxing, singing, and swinging their children to sleep. Yet over time, all that cajoling can actually have the opposite of its desired effect. Most parents do what works today but don’t notice when it’s no longer needed tomorrow, and then push harder when it becomes a hindrance the day after that.
The Happy Sleeper shows parents how to avoid and undo cumbersome sleep habits. Mindfulnessthe practice of using focused attention and being present and openserves as the foundation for the techniques in this book. Using these methods in a thoughtful and loving way, parents can guide their children in learning how to soothe themselves to sleepputting little kids (and the whole family!) on track to a full night’s sleep.
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.