This is a mother’s experience on the process of sleep training her 8 month old little boy. Cher is a sleep and language pathologist as well as a mother, and she has a number of great insights. My favorite is here:
7.My child can do more than I think he can if given a chance. This is a bold statement to make for a 7 month old (now 8 months!) but it helped get me through some of the interminable nights. One of my friends wrote me and said she adopted a bit of the controversial Babywise mantra, which is that she is giving her child the confidence that s/he has what it takes to sleep independently. And sometimes, I adopted that mentality and ran with it. At times, when we went in to check in on Benji during those minute long intervals, Bry or I would say to Benji “it’s hard, I know, but you can find a way to soothe yourself to sleep. You are capable of it.”
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