Dr. Bledsoe has given this presentation on sleep issues to local parent groups. This presentation is not specifically for adoptees, but some adoptees may eventually benefit from these approaches after being home a few months. Sleep is an emotional issue, with wild claims made on all sides of the attachment parenting to sleep training continuum. We've all got our biases, and you'll need to decide for yourself which approach feels right to you. Does it fit your parenting style in other areas? Can you (and other caregivers) be consistent in implementing it? Is what you're doing now what you hope to be doing months or years from now?
- Sleep Issues in Pediatrics Presentation (big download in pdf format)