Sleep gets a lot of press. Sleep hygiene gets a lot of press. And now, sleep hygiene for children has hit the charts of top parenting concerns. Sleep ranges from something we take for granted, to a part of our lives high on lists of major parenting concerns. What’s happening?!
Not too long ago sleep was a passive activity that came at the end of a physically demanding day, and it was a given. It got dark, we got tired, and we gratefully went to bed and went to sleep. Today, younger, and more, children have developed sleep challenges. They suffer from sleep deprivation, causing noticeable life disruption, in multiple settings. At any one time, numerous sources report that up to 25% of children will have behavioral sleep disorders and sleep deprivation at some point. [Read more…]