Friday, July 21, 2006

Why kids sleeping on their own is valued

My theory of letting the kids sleep on their own is - it gives the mom and dad a chance be sane parents.

Research says that it helps the child to be a better child and succeed in life.... i am not sure about that :). Children over many generations have been rocked by parents or in the cradle, i am sure those children have been very much successfull.

I might agree on the point that it does help find the security they need in themselves and also its the path towards emotional independence. Emotional independence is something that can be debated on and i think its a topic in itself to write about.

Siddhant has been sleeping on his own for the past year now, and i am not sure whether I see much of the emotional independence in him that he is supposed to have. My hope is that, this sets the precedence towards that path.


Madhumita said...

This is the big debate with my husband as well ... the upshot is that despite all efforts our son tucks in with us most nights and his little cot that we finally dragged into our room to make this work lies unused. Yet, I find that my 4 and 1/2 year is quite individualistic and prefers to do his own tasks rather than be helped - so my input is that I have as yet to see the harm in letting kids share bed space with parents.

Anonymous said...

Good Job! :)