SAPS 47 – The Importance Of Sleep, Being OK With Being An Imperfect Parent,Your Child’s Secret Language of Love & Why Family Talk Time Could Save Your Relationship!
Posted by: Kevin Mulryne
“If you get to the end of the day and the house is a mess and you feel like you’ve achieved nothing – you are not a failure. You kept a small human clean, warm and full. That is not nothing, that is everything.”
Vicki Dawson CEO & Founder of The Sleep Charity a growing, national charity. She is on the Board of the British Paediatric Sleep Association and is also a member of the British Sleep Society. She was recently awarded an “Outstanding Leadership Award’ from the Duke of York Community Initiative which she’s extremely proud of.
Vicki also produces The Children’s Sleep Charity’s training materials in partnership with a range of sleep experts. She creates a number of accredited training packages for school staff and a 3 day course for people who’d like to train to become sleep practitioners.
She has produced numerous sleep publications including material for The Sleep Council, Contact a Family and government materials. She co-wrote ‘Sleep and Your Special Needs Child’ with Antonia Chitty which was published last year.
Don’t Stew – Ask Sue Parenting Q & A
In our modern society raising happy, confident, well balanced and emotionally healthy kids is often increasingly difficult. Kids seem to speak a completely different language when they are texting or chatting on the internet that is sometimes hard to understand yet one really important aspect to parenting is to meet your child’s need for love. But did you know there are actually five primary ways in which your child expresses and receives love? And did you know that every child has their own unique way of perceiving that love?
For me, one key place for teaching tolerance, respect, and important social values is in the home and it begins with positive and confident parenting.
Homes are the natural place for children to be taught these key social skills easily by example, and they can be passed on as simply as just sitting around the kitchen table and eating together and chatting regularly.
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