I work primarily with limited resource families and was stumped by a parenting question today. I hope you all can assist.
The parent and her husband have two children (9 months and 3 years of age). Before a few weeks ago they were co-sleeping but recently purchased a bed for their older daughter. Now they are having trouble transitioning her to sleeping in the own bed. What stumped me was that they live in a one room efficiency apartment. This means everyone’s sleeping quarters are very close to each other. I’ve already stressed patience and consistency but I don’t have any further advice specific to sleeping transitions in which the family lives in one area.
Any answers to this question would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, if you of any bilingual publications that discuss this topic please let me know. Many thanks.
Meilana A. Charles, MS