Does your child have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep? Should you be tough or soft? As with all of Dr. Dan's programs, effective management depends upon the source of your child's sleep problems - and a bit about you too! One approach does not fit all children or all parents. Here's how to find what's right for your family.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and Assessment

    • Course introduction

    • Normal sleep and realistic goals

    • So what if you don’t get enough sleep?

    • Pediatric sleep disorders

    • Factors to rule out

    • Assessment

  • 2


    • Management of behavioral insomnias

    • Overview of strategies for healthy sleep habits

    • Daytime

    • Transitioning to bedtime

    • Bedtime

    • Sleeptime

    • Cold turkey or graduated extinction?

    • Strategies for night-waking

    • Teach your child to “STOP” sleeptime anxiety

    • Things to help myself relax

    • Potential pitfalls

    • When all else fails

    • Conclusion

    • References