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.
48 thoughts on “‘Good Nights Now’ Review & Giveaway”
I need this book! I have a 6 year old that we struggle with every.single.night!
Oh how I need this help! I have a five and a half year old boy a two year old boy and an 8 month old girl. My oldest has NEVER slept in his bed all night and now the two year old follows in his steps. They are both up by six even on the weekends and with a baby I NEED some REST! I would love these books to see how to cope with these issues.
I need this book my daughter goes to sleep on the couch then I move her. But no matter how tired she is at around 3 she gets up & gets back on the couch. I have tried everything but locking her in her room all night.
I am working with my 2.5 year old sleeping in her toddler bed so our soon-to-be-born baby can have the crib after she outgrows the bassinet.
I have a very strong willed 19 month old son who is in my room and/or bed every single night. I really miss snuggling with my hubby 🙁
I desperately need this book! We have our 2.5 year old sleeping with us (began out of necessity but now is not) and another on the way. Help!
I could really, really, REALLY use this. My 2.5 year old screams until she’s hoarse almost very night at bedtime. Baby number two is coming in four months and they need to share a room! AH!
This could possibly be an answered prayer for me to receive these books. I’m a single mom to 2 lil ones, a 3 year old daughter and a 13 month boy. Before my son came along my daughter was excellent at going to bed, we had a great bedtime routine. I can’t help but to blame myself by not enforcing stricter actions but I also have my son who has had alot of health complications. I feel that I have to pick and choose my battles. Mommy needs sleep too. Sure could use some new positive bed time improvements…
If only I could get my 6 year old to sleep like he used to!
Night time is a nightmare in my house. I would love to have these books, because maybe then I could sleep more than 1-2 hours at a time.
I would love to win these books, because although bedtime isn’t a big issue in my house, my son still cries every time I put him to bed. It’s like he doesn’t want me to leave or doesn’t want to go to sleep..I want to transition him to a toddler bed here in the NEAR future and feel like this book will guide me, you know?
I would love to win these books. My almost 2 year old would go to bed great when she was in the crib, but I had to switch her to a toddler bed when we had our new baby. Now I can’t get her to go to bed and even if I put her in her bed after she falls asleep she still somehow manages to find my bed in the middle of the night.
I’d love to win this book for my daughter & son-in-law. With 3 children under the age of 4, it seems like someone’s always popping up in the middle of the night!
I would love this book for my son and daughter in law with a three yearold with “bed issues” and another on the way in June.
I would love these books. They look great! My new years resolution was to read to my daughter at least once a day if not many more!!!!
I would LOVE this book…my 4 year old fights me EVERY night!! ugh, I’m ready for bed before she is!!! Thanks for the chance!!
i love these books.and being a live in Oma these would be wonderful for my 3 grands ages 5-8 thanks
It is constant battle every night to put my son to sleep. Any tips or methods would greatly assist us.
I have a 16 month old and he wakes up every night between 2-7:30 to come into our bed! I am due with #2 in 5 weeks and would love to have him stay in his bed all night! We don’t have an official bedtime either, he asks for his milk when he is tired… thanks!
The kids don’t like to go to bed.
my youngest loves a story first
My kids love books:)
I have boy/girl 2 1/2 year old twins that are putting me through the ringer every night. I never dealt with bed time issues with my older two. I am intrigued to read this book!
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I would love to read these to my daughter and grandkids!
I would love to have these books. It would save my sanity. Night time is a constant struggle with my 6 year old.
I could use them to get my son out of our bed
I would love to read these to my granddaughter!
This would be a great help to my SIL who just started making her 3 year old skeep in his own bed!
I would love to get some ideas to help my 3 yr old!
Would love to know how to get my 4 yr old to stay in his own bed!
The books would be helpful for my son.
I’l love this set of books to help my 4 year old son fall asleep after his busy, busy days. 🙂
I’d love these cause it will help my daughter to go to sleep.
I’d love this set of books because it would make a great gift for new parents.
I want it to give as a gift
My daughter has a hard time sleeping at night.
i would love this for my niece 🙂
I would love to win it for my niece.
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I would love to win these for my grandson, he loves stories and I think these would be really helpful at bedtime.
This would perfect for my 2-year old son. Ever since he came down with the cold 5 weeks ago, he no longer will sleep in his bed. We need help to transition him back!
I would love this book as my 4 year old will NOT sleep in his room. He will only sleep in our room our in the hallway right by his bedroom door. He has been like this since he was able to climb out of his crib at 1 1/2!!!! We have tried bribes and seems like everything else. Would love to read this to see what we haven’t tried that may work.
I’d love this book because I’m just starting to put together a book collection for our first baby and I think this one would be a great addition!
I’d love this to give to a friend. She has three children and the oldest is 7 and the youngest was born in June. I think she needs sleep. *LOL*kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
I’d love this set of books because my niece is learning how to read.
For my kids.. (Gianna).
I would love this set of books because it looks very interesting!