Sleep Problems
Rick Delaney, Ph.D. discusses common sleep problems of childhood: fears about sleeping alone, frequent waking and roaming, nightmares and night terrors, and sleep problems caused by depression. Nightmares, night terrors, and depression are explained, and Dr. Delaney covers when to seek medical or professional help for children with sleep problems. Strategies to help parents define and set up bedtime routines and help children feel safe are included.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • identify four types of sleep problems in children
  • describe a bedtime routine
  • list four strategies to help a child who is unable to sleep alone feel and be safe
  • describe the difference between nightmares and night terrors
  • know when to seek professional/medical help for a child with sleep problems
  • list the warning signs of depression in children
  • identify five simple strategies to help a child with sleep problems

I liked the lesson - especially Dr. Delaney's observation that children with sleep problems have parents experiencing sleep problems! I wholeheartedly agree with this observation! I also liked the techniques demonstrated for trying to understand the prior life experiences, precursors, and specific concerns around each child's unique sleep "challenge" and taking such an individualized approach to supporting them. Thank you!
Mary L.

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This course explores four types of sleep problems with children:

  • roaming

  • depression

  • nightmares and night terrors

  • sleeping alone

(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person)