Thursday, June 23, 2011

Permissive Parenting = Sleep Disturbance

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!

What do you think? Leave me a comment.

1 comment:

Doris said...

You are right, giving kids a sense of their limits is of prime importance in parenting