Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
sleep behavior, child sleep needs
Families face daily challenges regarding their child's sleep behavior in early childhood. Sleep problems are common (Thiedke, 2001), and 25% of all children experience sleep problems at some point in childhood (Owens, 2004). According to a poll taken by the National Sleep Foundation, less than 50% of children get enough sleep. However, when asked, more than 79% of parents polled believed their child was getting adequate sleep (2004b.). As a result, children's sleep needs can go unmet because parents are sometimes unaware of a problem, or of their ability to solve it. It is imperative to raise awareness about the importance of children's sleep requirements and encourage parents to address their children's sleep needs.
Recommended CitationFoley, J. M. (2008). Influencing Parents to Address Children's Sleep Needs (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/284
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