I Sleep in My Own Bed takes the fear of bedtime and turns it into a positive experience for young children.
Why is the issue of children not sleeping alone so important? Because it can lead to broken sleep patterns that not only impact the child, but negatively affect the parents as well. In fact, the National Sleep Foundation conducted a study which found that approximately 47% (that’s almost one half of toddlers) wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for at least 30 minutes or more. Lack of sleep can lead to stress in marriage and low productivity at work.
Syracuse native, Glenn Wright and his wife, Molly faced this same frustration when their son Brad would not sleep alone for almost a year. After searching endlessly for books, tools or items that could help, Glenn decided to write a short story to ease his son’s fears. While Glenn always had a passion for literature and art, he now had an incentive to put those skills to good use.
I Sleep in My Own Bed ($16.49 on Amazon) takes children on a fun-filled journey to all of the places in a home where a child can sleep but wouldn’t want to (think dog house, garage, and bathroom). The book reinforces that the perfect place for a child to sleep is in their own bed. The bright, colorful illustrations and lighthearted humor will be just as enjoyable for you as it is your child. Glenn wrote this book with no initial intentions of publishing it; he was just a dad looking for a solution to help his son. But, when the book worked, he knew it was important to share with others.
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