To The Mom Who Feels Guilty For Using A "Sleep Crutch" With Her Kids

To The Mom Who Feels Guilty For Using A Sleep Crutch

 

I read all the books that said not to give your kids a "crutch" to sleep with-and that included laying by their bedside until they fell asleep.

I tried it.

And then I ignored all that advice. I know those methods work for some, but I sensed the Holy Spirit whispering to my heart that it was okay to let it go.

But guess what? My older boy falls asleep without me just fine and those moments that I lay beside my youngest ones while they fall asleep? I don't regret them one bit. I also believe in letting them have that pacifier/sleep blanket/stuffed animal/nightlight as LOOONNGGGG as they need it. If you are that mom that feels guilty for singing your baby to sleep, this is for you.

 

One More Minute

And when the morning comes and you are  little more tired for having stayed up rocking your child, remember this: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13. Put aside the guilt mom. It has no place in the heart of a mom who is loving her child well.

YOUR TURN! What "sleep crutches" do you allow at naps and bedtime? 

 

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Amber Lia

A former high school English teacher, Amber is a work-at-home mom of 4 little boys under the age of 10. She is the best-selling author of Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, say Something New. She and her husband Guy own Storehouse Media Group, a faith-friendly and family-friendly TV and Film production company in Los Angeles, CA. When she’s not building sand castles with her boys on the beach, or searching for Nerf darts all over her house, you can find Amber writing to encourage families on her blog at Mother of Knights (www.motherofknights.com).