My son loves that I tell him stories about when I was little before going to sleep. It may help you to imagine. And imagining in turn helps you dream. And dreaming helps you sleep. The fact is that I don't know if my son falls asleep because of the boredom of my stories or because they are fantastic dream factories.
There are many ways to put children to sleep. Each one works differently. Some prefer the tinkling of a melodious voice singing a lullaby over and over again. Others just hold on to their favorite stuffed animal. But many others cannot sleep, and they have a really bad time. For all of them, a Swiss psychologist has created an infallible remedy.
The psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen came to the conclusion that the best thing to put the child to sleep was relaxation, making the child really sleepy. For that, nothing better than turning to a book that manages to generate a yawn. It does not mean that the book is boring. Use keywords that, together with intonation, achieve a 'sedative' effect. The book is called 'The rabbit that wanted to sleep', And it has become a phenomenon among desperate parents with very active children who find it difficult to sleep at night.
This Swiss psychologist's book has only 26 pages, but he assures that it only takes 6 or 7 for the child to close his eyes and start dreaming. The trick is to use keywords and ostentatiously yawn on italicized words. Use language, well, as if it were a rocking chair. The protagonist, a rabbit, falls asleep while the boy does, along with the characters of Uncle yawning and the owl with tired eyes.
If reading doesn't get your child enough sleep, you can try other relaxing techniques.
1. Caresses: Caress your child's face or back while singing a lullaby. The caresses reassure the child.
2. Gentle tickling: Similar to caresses, it consists of very gentle tickling on the inside of the arm. The sensation should be as if 'little ants' are running down your child's arm.
3. Hum a song: Always hum the same song, repeatedly. Repetition will help your child fall asleep.
4. Relaxing music from nature: Many children manage to fall asleep thanks to the sound of the waves of the sea, the sweet and soft chirping of the birds at dawn, some crickets in the distance or the enigmatic sound of the jungle. Try the sounds of nature.
5. Your voice: Perhaps what relaxes your child is your voice. You can tell him stories from your memories or made up, a story or poetry, using a relaxed and leisurely tone.
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