Why the holidays are a perfect time to teach your child to sleep independently?

It’s the holiday season and you are busier than ever attending holiday parties, shopping for gifts and getting the house ready for visitors. If you haven’t been getting a good amount of sleep, the holiday season just adds more stress as you are running yourself ragged.

I get quite a few calls this time of year (more than normal) with parents desperate for sleep and ready to take charge and teach their children good sleep habits.  If you are on the fence about whether the holidays are a good time or not to teach your child to sleep well – I say “it’s the perfect time“.



1. You get some time off work and time off is what you need when you start to teach your child to sleep on their own.  You have already faced sleepless nights and you will face a few more, when you start on this journey.  The benefit is that you don’t have to take any extra days off work if you time it right.

2. More help is available during the holidays – your partner/spouse might travel less and work might be a little less hectic, thus letting you have more support and flexibility during this period.

3. You can also ask family and friends to lend you a hand – especially if you have an older child that needs to be taken care of while you concentrate on your other child.

4. Imagine starting the New Year refreshed after getting a good night’s sleep in a while!!

So what are you waiting for?  Take charge and take the next step to getting a good night’s sleep for yourself and your family.



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