Break the Co-Sleeping Habit: How to Set Bedtime Boundaries - and Raise a Secure, Happy, Well-Adjusted Child

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How old is too old for children to sleep with their parents? If this question even needs to be asked, odds are it's too old. Yet millions of parents struggle with this issue every single night, literally losing sleep over it. Half of all preschoolers sleep with their parents, and nearly a quarter of all school-aged children do so as well. It's no wonder we're a nation of sleep-deprived kids and adults.

In this book, acclaimed psychologist Valerie Levine, Ph.D., helps parents set...

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Break the Co-Sleeping Habit: How to Set Bedtime Boundaries - and Raise a Secure, Happy, Well-Adjusted Child

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Overview

How old is too old for children to sleep with their parents? If this question even needs to be asked, odds are it's too old. Yet millions of parents struggle with this issue every single night, literally losing sleep over it. Half of all preschoolers sleep with their parents, and nearly a quarter of all school-aged children do so as well. It's no wonder we're a nation of sleep-deprived kids and adults.

In this book, acclaimed psychologist Valerie Levine, Ph.D., helps parents set bedtime boundaries and stick to them. With quizzes designed to identify each family's specific challenges, Dr. Levine's practical, hands-on guide reveals how to break the co-sleeping habit no matter what the age or the circumstances of the child. In doing so, parents learn not only how to handle this tough issue, but also receive the tools they need to face similar parenting issues down the road.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598699012
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/17/2009
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,458,980
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Valerie Levine, Ph.D. (Hendersonville, NC), has a background as a research psychologist in the area of parent-child interaction and more than twenty-five years of experience providing psychological services to young children, adolescents, and their parents. In addition to her private practice, she conducts lectures and workshops for parents, teachers, medical doctors, and lawyers on such topics as child abuse, school violence, domestic violence, parenting during divorce, parent-child bonding, and positive discipline. She earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at the City University of New York, and has studied with such luminaries as Arnold Lazarus and Albert Ellis.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Staying Attached Without Co-Sleeping

Chapter 1 Attachment During Infancy and Beyond 11

Chapter 2 Why Are You Co-Sleeping? 31

Chapter 3 Further Benefits of Independent Sleep 41

Part II How To Break The Co-Sleeping Habit

Chapter 4 How to Become a Calm, Assertive Leader in Your Home 65

Chapter 5 How to Challenge Your Inner Barriers 73

Chapter 6 How to Set Limits with Your Toddler and Preschooler 97

Chapter 7 How to Teach Your Elementary School Child to Sleep Without You 117

Chpater 8 How to Intervene with Preteens and Teens 145

Chapter 9 How to Deal with Special Situations 161

Part III A Closer Look At Families In The Co-Sleeping Habit

Chapter 10 Tucking In That Never Ends 171

Chapter 11 The Middle-of the-Night Wake-Up Call 179

Chapter 12 Your Child Starts Off in Your Bed and Never Leaves 185

Chapter 13 Sneaking into Your Bed "Unnoticed" 191

Chapter 14 The Divorced or Single Parent 197

Chapter 15 The Ultimate Co-Sleep Imbalance 205

Conclusion 211

Index 221

About The Author 229

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