Setting Limits, the Ferber Way

Cathy Arnst

Dr. Richard Ferber is issuing a new version of his famous guide, Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems. Slate has an excellent first person writeup of the book by Emily Bazelon, someone who tried to ferberize her own children and pretty much failed. I, thank God, never had the sleepless baby problem. I adopted my daughter when she was a year old, and from the day I got her she was an 8 to 8 sleeper. Never napped more than an hour a day, but at least she slept through the night, making for a much saner mommy. But it sounds like the book still has some helpful advise, for me and just about every other parent out there. I can sum it up in two words: Set Limits!

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