Lots of parents are convinced their kids are “bad sleepers.” A new study finds that parents who sleep poorly are more likely to think their kids have trouble sleeping too.; Credit: John Doe (Flickr Creative Commons)
A good night’s sleep. It sounds simple enough, but it’s an issue which plagues plenty of parents, especially ones with babies and young children.
Lots of parents are convinced that their kids are “bad sleepers” who are never caught up on enough rest. But new research shows that how well mom or dad sleeps can actually affect a parent’s perception of how well their child sleeps.
Joining Take Two to discuss:
- Dr. Carlos Lerner, Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Director for the UCLA Children’s Health Center
- Julie Wright, psychotherapist and co-author of “The Happy Sleeper: The Science-Backed Guide to Helping Your Baby Get a Good Night’s Sleep-Newborn t o School Age”