John Rosemond writes a rebuttal piece that is in response to a rebuttal piece of someone else. The bottom line is that this piece contains some answers to the question… What Are the Benefits Parenting Young Children Sleeping with Parents Knowing? He includes the study on which he based his first opinion. He also includes references to other studies, some touting the benefits and others stating the problems associated with young children sleeping with their parents. This piece in the Kansas City Star online (Kansas City, MO) is strikingly full of information. Read the excerpt; go to the original piece.
What Are the Benefits Parenting Young Children Sleeping with Parents Knowing?
“Living with Children”
“Several weeks ago, in a column on attachment parenting, I wrote “James J. McKenna, director of the Mother-Baby Sleep Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, says that he has yet to find any benefit to parents and children sleeping together.”
“When one looks at the total body of research into infant and child sleep, the contention that co-sleeping or bed-sharing is superior to solo sleep seems impossible to objectively defend.”
After all this reading and research, your mind may be a bit boggled. No fear! The outcomes of parenting styles and techniques are so complicated that the professionals, spiritualists, and families have been researching the phenomenon for 100+ years. So… Un-complicate the matter by setting goals based on your personal values and societal norms in which your child will grow, taking actions to support and teach your values (parenting by example), and address problems as they arise. Be aware; use honor and integrity. So, What Are the Benefits Parenting Young Children Sleeping with Parents Knowing? I cannot speak for you or anyone else. My personal experience is limited in this arena and my professional experience of families receiving help says… Be Careful!
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