If You Wake with the Stars is a Children’s Picture Book that gives kids ideas for putting themselves back to sleep if they wake up at night.
I wrote If You Wake with the Stars two years ago when my daughter was struggling with waking up at night.
We had just night weaned her and she was still stuck in that habit of waking up.
Multiple times a night.
Just when it felt like I had fallen back asleep, she would wake up and scream until we went in and put her back to bed.
As I was lying in bed after putting her back to sleep one of those nights, the rhythm for this story popped into my head.
Two years later, now that she sleeps through the night…
Our one-year-old son is also learning to sleep all night.
Yep, it never ends!
As a mom, I know how frustrating and hard it can be to get our kids to sleep through the night.
There are a ton of books offering advice on what to do:
Let them cry it out, Bedshare, Pick up put down, and the list goes on…
If You Wake with the Stars offers tries to offer a gentle approach to teaching kids how to sleep through the night.
My goal with this book is twofold:
Help my own son learn to put himself back to sleep after we night wean him.
And, help children around the world by giving them the tools they need to sleep all night.
Together, we can get our kids to sleep through the night!
If You Wake with the Stars gives children ideas for what to do if they wake up at night like:
“Tuck in your stuffies,” “sing a song,” “say a prayer,” or “think of your favorite things.”
The soothing, rhyming flow of the book is perfect for bedtime reading and helps calm children to put them to sleep.
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Who's the Author?
Brooke Bent lives in Montana with her childhood sweetheart and two kids. She uses her degree in Spanish and English Literature to write about her life experiences. She blogs at www.BrookeBent.com and has been published in blogs such as Scary Mommy and also in Chicken Soup for the Soul.