Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition by Richard Ferber


Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition by Richard Ferber

Does your child

Have difficulty falling asleep?
Wake in the middle of the night?
Suffer sleep terrors, sleepwalking, or nighttime fears?
Have difficulty waking for school or staying awake in class?
Snore, wet the bed, or head bang?

In the first major revision of his bestselling, groundbreaking classic since it was published twenty years ago, Dr. Richard Ferber, the nation's foremost authority on children's sleep problems, delivers safe, sound ideas for helping your child fall and stay asleep at night and perform well during the day.

Incorporating new research, Dr. Ferber provides important basic information that all parents should know regarding the nature of sleep and the development of normal sleep and body rhythms throughout childhood. He discusses the causes of most sleep problems from birth to adolescence and recommends an array of proven solutions for each so that parents can choose the strategy that works best for them. Topics covered in detail include:

Bedtime difficulties and nighttime wakings
Effective strategies for naps
Sleep schedule abnormalities
A balanced look at co-sleeping
New insights into the nature of sleep terrors and sleepwalking
Problems in setting limits
Sleep apnea, narcolepsy, bed-wetting, and head banging

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems offers priceless advice and concrete help for a whole new generation of anxious, frustrated, and overtired parents.

Customer Reviews

Good for toddler age and problems

Was hoping for more info on infant sleep

It Works!

I began reading this book when my daughter was 3 months and sleeping in 2 hour increments. After a long two weeks her sleep cycles lengthened and by 5 months slept 10 hours every night in her own bed. Same for my youngest daughter, I stuck to Dr. Ferber's book and she is 7 months now and sleeps 11 hours a night in her own bed. Its not easy but his suggestions and theories work.

Read It Before You Knock It!!

This method is not as cruel as some believe. If you actually read the book, you will find that Dr. Ferber is coming from a place of love and compassion for young children and their families. This method is designed with childrens' best long-term interests as the goal. It is certainly not "lazy" or "selfish" as some would say. It has done amazing things for my family. My child is better rested and more independent, and my relationship with my husband is less stressed. Please, please, read the book, not an article summarizing the Ferber method, before you try it. When you understand the related aspects of child development, psychology, and the science of sleep, you are much more likely to be successful using this method!!!

Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems: Revised Edition by Richard Ferber
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, Android, Win, *Nix, and more.
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Published: May 23, 2006
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English

Customer Ratings

126 Ratings