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My four year old is scared of the dark and needs us to stay with him while he goes to sleep and then comes into our room (and bed) when he wakes at night. It is legitimate fear and need for comfort but on the down side noone is getting any sleep! What should we do?
I’ve always understood that time-out was a reasonable way to deal with behaviour issues. Now I’m seeing some articles suggesting that time-out has had its day. Is time-out OK and if not, what’s the alternative?
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Senior Nurse educator at Tresillian Family Care Centres
Fran is the Senior Nurse educator at Tresillian Family Care Centres. She is a Registered nurse/ midwife and a child and family health nurse. She has a master’s degree in infant mental health and is currently finishing a PhD in Adult attachment research. Fran is also the author of the Tresillian Sleep Book.
National Manager of Speech Pathology, Goodstart Early Learning
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Associate Professor, School of Education, University of the Sunshine Coast