This course is designed for adoption professionals and pre/post-adoptive families.
1- Hour Online Audio Course (Certificate of completion will be immediately awarded upon successful completion of the course including passing a 10-question quiz with a grade of 80%)
Getting your kids to sleep is an important issue for all parents, but many families struggle to establish healthy sleep habits. In this course, parenting expert Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, the author of Sleepless in America, talks about how much sleep children need, the signs of sleep deprivation and how to establish a bedtime routine that works for both the parents and child.
This course includes:
- Getting your kids to sleep
- How much sleep do children need at different ages?
- How many naps do children need at different ages?
- What are the signs of a child who is sleep deprived?
- How does adoption disrupt a child’s sleep cycle?
- Does soothing a child who is having trouble sleeping establish a bad habit and reinforce poor behaviors?
- How can parents deal with multiple kids each with different bedtime routines?
- What time should children wake up in the morning?
- What are things done unintentionally throughout the day that can impact a child’s sleep?
- What should parents do with a child who will not stay in bed and keeps popping up for one last drink or hug or trip to the bathroom?
- Do all children of a certain age need the same amount of sleep?
- How do you train children to sleep by themselves?
- How can parents change an established bedtime routine?
- What is the family bed and how does it affect children and parents?
- Are there any alternatives to medicating an older child?
- How do you deal with a child who is afraid to sleep alone?
- What types of screen time should parents be on the lookout for?
- How can you prevent a child from giving up her second nap and how do you transition from two naps a day to just one?
Please contact the Education Director for technical assistance or disability accommodations.
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