Raising Sound Sleepers
Helping Children Use Their Senses to Rest and Self-Soothe
Published by: Floris Books
Imprint: Floris Books
192 Pages, 5.40 x 8.50 in
- Published: June 2023
Help children of all ages learn life-long skills – how to sleep, self-soothe and feel calm. An easy-to-absorb, holistic guide from physician and child-development consultant Adam Blanning.
What can parents do to avoid bedtime meltdowns? Why do established settling routines stop working? How can children be encouraged to fall asleep more consistently? What simple, natural steps can parents take to help children feel calm?
Based on extensive research and using clear examples, Adam Blanning MD offers practical ways in which parents and carers can support children to use their senses – from taste, smell and touch, through to balance and movement – to self-soothe, sleep and ultimately build resilience for life. This insightful book explores a range of methods for children from newborns to teenagers, and tackles key parental concerns, including:
- Tips for settling toddlers who always say 'No!'
- How to establish calming daily rhythms
- Ways to help children settle during times of anxiety
- Self-soothing techniques that can improve disruptive behaviour
'I would like all prospective parents to read or hear about the contents of this book. It is gentle and non-prescriptive but clearly explained and wise too... This book is laid out to be as helpful as possible, not too long and with good signposting... It will certainly help a parent or carer to support good sleeping and resting habits for children, and, more than that, will deepen understanding of many developmental needs of young children.'
– Jill Taplin, Kindling
'Adam Blanning's Raising Sound Sleepers is groundbreaking. He beautifully describes how to care for children�s inner space, their inner life, with its wise messages of health and regeneration. His language is refreshingly common-sense. Without obscure or technical concepts, he guides us in observing our own children through a new lens... This book is an insightful gem, and a gift for the children of our time. I heartily recommend it to parents, teachers and doctors who care for children.'
– Alicia Landman-Reiner, Anthroposophic Medicine Trainer and Consultant