The benefits of sleep for your child

It’s statistically proven: Australian study shows that teaching your kid to sleep through the night is even more important than you thought

No matter how old your kids are, or where they fall on the sleep training spectrum, you’ll probably agree that a preschool kid who sleeps peacefully throughout the night is as rare as a rainbow unicorn for a lot of parents.

Basically, it’s the sleep that your kid accumulates along the way to primary school that is the true fuel that propels them along to academic and social greatness. The study (importantly, of Aussie kids) shows that kids who can manage their own sleep by the age of five appear to have a statistically significant advantage over their insomniac peers when they get to middle primary school.

Click here to see the study in a nutshell and become the sleep whispering father you’ve always wanted to be…

Tips:

Avoid the good cop, bad cop trap

If you are separated from your partner, disciplining your children can become more difficult.

Tips:

Discussing beliefs with your children, whatever they are

Be open to your children’s questions about what you believe and why. Tell them why you observe certain rituals or attend your place of worship on certain days.