Did you know that it is perfectly normal for a baby from 0-6 months to wake up every 20 minutes - often to cry? Do you worry about upsetting your 2 year-old, who refuses to go to sleep without another story? Did you know that every child will experience night-time fears at a different age? Do you need guidance on how to negotiate bed-times, or wonder how to get your child to bed at all? Regular sleep patterns - for children and adults - are an essential key to managing the rest of our lives. The earlier in their lives that regular sleep can be established, the easier children will find it for the rest of their lives. Dr John Pearce demystifies the rituals of sleeping. He explains to hassled parents how natural sleep rhythms alter over time, what sort of behaviour is natural at various ages, when to use strict discipline, at what age to negotiate instead of dictate, when to turn a deaf ear to playing up and when to take note of the clear signs of illness, depressions, fear or anxiety. Full of clear guidlines for positive and constructive action - this book is a godsend for parents of children - from 0-4 and beyond.