Date of Award


Document Type

Non Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education




Early Childhood Education

Capstone Instructor

Cecelia Westby

Second Reader

Carmen Cook


child sleep problems


Sleep problems in young children are very common and can have a negative effect on the entire family. Sleep experts have offered advice to parents on how to help their child develop a healthy sleep routine, but this advice is often conflicting or too harsh for parents (Gordon, 1997). The time that it takes to read five different books, or even one can be very difficult to find for parents of young children, so they may not get all of the important information offered in the books. A handbook will be developed to offer support for parents on advice offered by several sleep experts about two issues faced by families with young children, and will include information about what is typical in young children's sleep. The first issue is whether to have children sleep independently or with their parents. The second is which routine is the healthiest and most effective to help children go to sleep.


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