I've been a social worker working with children and families in Western MA for 10 years. I completed my master's degree in social work in 2002 and I've also completed some post-graduate education in advanced clinical practice with children and families. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of MA. I'm married with one child.
I started off as a parent believing that children will sleep when they're tired, right? Well, for some children, it doesn't work that way. Sleep must be treated by the parent in the same way as a parent would ensure that the child recieves proper nutrition. Sleep, to me, is as important as the overall health, safety, and well-being of my child.
My philiosophy with regard to helping children sleep is to do what works for the child. This may or may not be exactly what works for the parent. What's important to realize is that the parent is giving a lifteime gift to thier child by helping him/her learn to sleep well.
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