Time for a July incidence of Snooze News, my very irregular digest of sleep related content, and other cool stuff that you might like. I send this out to my email list, so if you are interested, just sign up in the sidebar.
- I wrote the post, “Three Reasons to Ignore Your Child’s Annoying Behaviors” while on vacation (and dealing with my children’s annoying behaviors). This one seemed to resonate with a lot of people. Here are the reasons: 1. It’s better to be kind than write 2. Save your energy 3. Don’t reinforce behaviors accidentally.
- I’ve been playing around with Instagram. I’m still figuring it out. I published a short essay on the trade offs you choose in parenting there. Would love to know if you like these short form pieces, and if this is the write place. Leave me a comment.
- Also playing around more with video. It is clear I have a lot to learn. I created a longer video on the topic of ignoring annoying behaviors as well as one in May on understanding the best time for your child to fall asleep. True story— I own more than one shirt, although you would not know it from these videos.
In the Media:
- I was thrilled to have It’s Never Too Late To Sleep Train included in a list of “10 Books That Answer 10 Parenting Questions” on Better.net. Especially as this list included authors I really admire, like Frank Bruni.
- Balance 365 Life episode 365: Parents, Kids and Sleep: A How-To Guide for Families. I had a wide ranging conversation with the three women of Balance 365, which provides great, positive information about health, weight, and body image.
- The Dad Podcast episode 311: Talking Sleep with Dr. Jay and Dr. Craig Canapari of the Yale Sleep Center. I should have posted this one a long time ago. This was a fun one– I got to chat with two stand up comedians Justin Worsham and Dr. Jay Sutay. Fun fact– when I was a med student I spend one afternoon a week with Dr. Jay for four years– he taught me a lot about how to be good kid doc.
- I was quoted in this article from Romper on when you should switch from a crib to a bed.
From around the web
- My Three-Month-Old’s Guide to Sleep Training Your Parents – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Man, these influencers are just getting younger and younger, amirite?
- The NYTimes wrote about orthosomnia— where using a sleep tracker makes your sleep worse.
- Confessions of a Stay at Home Dad. My friend Will is a writer and musician in San Francisco who started a stay at home dad’s group. He and his son are the only members.
- NPR had a great article with Jodi Mindell, one the best sleep behaviorists anywhere: Sleep Training Science: Myths And Facts About How To Get Baby To Sleep : Shots – Health News : NPR.
- 8 ways to change a child’s ‘bad’ behavior – The Washington Post. Tons of great insights here. Perhaps my favorite is “Teach them to connect their emotion to behavior.” This is something I’m still working on myself.