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It is much easier to prevent a problem than to solve it. And it is easier to solve a problem if you know what you want.
Monday, December 7th, 2009
Values. As you plan for the ideal sleep situation, take into account the specific values you hold, and set expectations that fit your lifestyle. Values are as unique as each family.
We are frequently out evenings, so we value Maureen’s ability to get to sleep smoothly—and on her own.
Goals. Your values will clarify the goals toward which to aim. For example, if you value everyone sleeping together, then your goal is to arrange a family bed where everyone is comfortable and teaching independent sleep will not be an issue. If you value independent sleep, you will not take your child into your bed under normal circumstances.
As you carry on, check to be sure your action supports your goal—watch that “just for tonight” doesn’t slip into an unwanted pattern.