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Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You.



Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You

Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D.

Boys Town Press

14100 Crawford Street, Boys Town, NE 68010

1889322652 $10.95 1-800-282-6657 www.boystownpress.org

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Patrick C. Friman, Ph.D. shares his wisdom with sleepless sleep·less  
adj.
1.
a. Marked by a lack of sleep: a sleepless night.

b. Unable to sleep.

2.
 parents in Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You: Now Get Into Bed and Go To Sleep!, a simple guide for anyone having problems getting their children to go to bed. Chapters cover specific issues with helping children from infants to toddlers, preschoolers, elementary schoolers, middle schoolers and beyond. Written in plain terms, Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You emphasizes the importance of building good sleep habits, and warns parents that children of all ages are always learning--and therefore responding to their excessive crying, defiance, attempts to leave the bedroom, and other activities with an abundance of warmth or gentleness will create positive reinforcement positive reinforcement,
n a technique used to encourage a desirable behavior. Also called
positive feedback, in which the patient or subject receives encouraging and favorable communication from another person.
 for the negative behavior of resisting bedtime bedtime Sleep disorders The time when one attempts to fall asleep–as distinguished from the time when one gets into bed ! Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You walks the reader through time-tested procedures to help children get their sleep, including "cold turky" and graduated methods for tuning out nighttime crying, and the "robotic return" method for dealing with a child who wanders out of bed (return the child silently and emotionlessly and say nothing, so as not to associate comfort or other positive responses to a child deliberately leaving the bedroom). Above all, stresses Friman, the parent must remain in control and not negotiate, discuss or argue about bedtime with a very young child; children need rules, limits, parental authority, and sleep at an early age. A brief discussion of problems such as bedwetting, night terrors Night Terrors Definition

Night terrors are a sleep disorder characterized by anxiety episodes with extreme panic, often accompanied by screaming, flailing, fast breathing, and sweating and that usually occur within a few hours after going to sleep.
, or sleepwalking sleepwalking /sleep·walk·ing/ (slep´wawk?ing) somnambulism.

sleep·walk·ing
n.
The act of walking or performing another activity associated with wakefulness while asleep or in a sleeplike state.
 rounds out this straightforward, problem-solving guide, which points parents to a list of resources for further reading as needed as needed prn. See prn order. . Enthusiastically recommended for parents or caregivers of young children, and also an excellent baby shower A baby shower is a party in which expectant parents receive gifts for their expected or born child. By convention, a baby shower is intended to help parents get items that they need for their baby, such as baby clothes.  gift.
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Date:Sep 1, 2005
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