Sleep is a daily necessity for both children and adults. It is a critical time to restore energy for day to day mental and physical activities. For children, sleep is especially important for brain growth development as well as physical development. Children who are institutionalized or who have lived in foster family situations may have difficulty sleeping in their new environment for many different reasons. Examples include:
Because we know that babies learn to fall asleep under specific circumstances, it is important to think about the sleep environment the child was familiar with before they joined your family. Sleep is an area that we address during the initial visit to ensure that you and your child are getting off to the right start. There are resources available if you feel that your child has a sleep disturbance that requires special attention.