Do you dread bedtime each night? Is it a constat struggle between you and your child? Do you have trouble remembering the last time your kids went to bed on time and stayed in their bed all night? Want to change all that? Well, I’ve got the book for you!
I was recently sent the book Good Nights Now to review. I must say, my husband and I have been VERY fortunate with our now 3 year old. Transitioning her to a big bed just before 2 years old was seamless and she still doesn’t get out of the bed without calling for us. I have NO idea how that happned, except to say that it’s her personality (and we are the luckiest parents alive when it comes to bedtime!). She did get up and follow me the first night and I firmly told her that she was to stay in her bed and go to sleep and that was it!
Now, I have a 16 month old son who might not be as easy. He is a strong willed little fellow! I am already utilizing the techniques described in Good Nights Now to some degree with him for his night wakings, but it’s more difficult since he isn’t able to communitcate like a 2 or 3 year old can. I am seeing some results though!
Here’s what Good Parent Inc. says about their book “Good Nights Now”:
- A simple, kind method to assist children to sleep in their own beds without a fuss!
- How to stop bedtime temper-tantrums and stall tactics!
- How to end to bedtime fears, bargaining, and last minute requests that drag out the process
- A way to have more time for themselves at night!
The overall premise of this technique is establishing “The Rule” regarding bedtime and sticking to it. One thing I really love about this book is that they simply and concisely describe their method, AND they give you TONS of real life applications. I can imagine that if you have a child who is accustomed to crawling in the bed with Mom and/or Dad and you want to change it is going to be really tough on all involved. It’s easy enough for someone to say “use my method,” but to read about others’ real experiences and see that it IS successful is encouraging!
Another great thing about Good Nights Now is they address common obstacles, such as illness or family dynamic changes and have a FAQ’s section. I can’t think of anything related to their methodology not addressed in this book!
I was also sent the Matilda & Maxwell Good Night children’s book. This is a cute little book for parents to read to children to introduce “The Rule” and reinforce the method learned in Good Nights Now. It’s geared towards children ages 2-8, and my 3 year old daughter loves it! It helps the child see that it is okay to spend all night in bed alone through a funny and engaging story.
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I was sent the books Good Nights Now and Matilda & Maxwell Good Night to review at no cost to me. The opinions in this review are mine and mine alone.
Good Parent Good Child also has a new book out! Glue His Butt to the Chair! The Book About Homework and the corresponding book for kids Matilda & Maxwell’s Freaky Homework Fiasco! addresses those issues you may have with getting your child to do his work, discover the underlying problem if he can’t, and getting him the help he needs.