In today’s episode, Kim goes solo for the first time since launching the podcast - and for a good reason. After 27 years in the sleep training industry, Kim has seen it all and knows that every style of sleep training can be broken down into 3 main methods. It’s so important to speak up on this because a lot of new parents can get overwhelmed thinking there are dozens of sleep training methods to choose from, when in reality they all fall under three main categories. There are only 3 ways to change behavior (in this case, change sleep) and that is extinction, gradual extinction or fading. Yes, each category can be tweaked and adjusted, but they all fit under one main method. So what are the methods? Kim breaks down each of the following methods in detail, helping you decide what might work best for your family:
Extinction Gradual Extinction Parental Fading
Our favorite quotes from this episode are “something I want all parents to know is that one method doesn’t work for all children. I’m even including my own method.” and “it’s not about picking the magical method, it’s about picking what is the right match for your child’s temperament, your temperament, your parenting philosophies and beliefs and what you can follow through with consistently”.
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Check out Kim’s sleep training technique, Gentle Sleep Solutions. You can also read her blog which is full of tips for any sleep issues you and your child may be facing.