05 Jul Healthy Family Sleep
We have all experienced that somewhat awkward moment when well-meaning friends, family members, and/or pediatric professionals have provided us advice that just didn’t sit well with us. The topic of sleep tends to be one of those areas of parenting where already exhausted caregivers can feel utterly confused and hopeless with conflicting advice. At TLC, our goal is to bring parents together in a safe and supportive space where parents can share their questions, and hopefully, success stories, all while recognizing that each parent is the expert of his or her child. Take a moment before class this week and read the suggested TLC article on sleep from The Washington Post. This excellent article by Heather Turgeon summarizes the history of sleep advice and advocates that parents support each child’s innate skills to get a good night’s sleep.
“That’s a clear sign it’s time to change how we talk about sleep. Sleep is not rocket science—it’s innate and universal. Human beings are built to sleep, as long as the environment and habits are right. ”