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Sleep issues are common for all children, but especially for adopted children. What should parents do to help their adopted child fall asleep? Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution, talks about how to get kids to sleep at night and how to keep them there.

Highlights of the show (click to expand)
  • How common are sleep problems?
  • What is a sleep plan?
  • Is sleeping in on the weekends harmful?
  • How can parents set their children’s biological clocks?
  • How can parents encourage regular daily naps?
  • What should parents do with children who are reluctant to sleep?
  • Should parents reward their child to help him go to sleep?
  • How can parents train their children to sleep alone?
  • Should children be allowed to cry themselves to sleep?
  • What are progressive relaxation tips for children?
  • How do you put multiple children to bed in separate rooms, with separate bedtime routines?
  • How can parents train their children to put themselves to bed and at what age is that realistic?
  • How can parents help their children sleep through the night?
  • When should parents transition their child from crib to bed?
  • How can parents train their children to sleep later in the morning?
  • How long are children affected by jetlag?
  • How to deal with a child who prefers one parent put him to bed
  • Which foods and drinks induce sleep?
  • How can parents transition from two naps to one?
  • How should parents handle sleep arrangements with more than one child?

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