Thursday, November 25, 2010

Are You a Permissive Parent?

According to, "Permissive Parenting May Be Hurting Kids' Sleep." What is considered "permissive"? It is described as "lax parenting," or caving in, allowing rules to go unenforced, or giving positive consequences for bad behavior.

A research team from Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine and George Washington University published findings that suggest lax parenting is "strongly associated with sleep disturbances" among children.

Sleep disturbances, affecting approximately 15 - 35% of young children, include:

* Refusal to go to bed
* Waking up at night
* Sleepwalking and
* Nightmares

In your daily discipline, remember the importance of being consistent, firm and involved. It may give you and your children a better night's sleep!
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