Part 6 of an 8-part discussion handout.
The Floor Bed
Consider making the room where your child sleeps
and making their bed on the floor.
A floor bed
means your baby can get into bed and come out of it
following their own rhythm.
When they wake up,
They experience a sense of freedom
Rather than confinement.
The world is theirs to explore
You will be surprised
At how independent they become
How empowered they feel
How confident they grow.
I wake up, and I can get out of bed.
And I can go and do them.
I don’t need to wait for someone
I live in the moment,
I see something,
I want to move to it.
If I can move to it,
I experience success.
I grow inside.
I start to think of myself in this way:
“I am someone who can do things”.
This attitude is priceless.
No amount of money can buy it.
How could a mattress on the floor create such a thing?
Childhood is full of these miracles.
Where the little things
Have a big impact.
Who knows what it means to a child,
“I feel sleepy,
I can go to bed myself.”
Perhaps they feel an inner glow inside,
“I am in charge of my own life.”
These are the moments in a child’s life
that shape their personality.
These moments are simple
And often unexpected.
Change is always possible,
This is the miracle of our incredible brain.
But there is nothing as helpful as a good start.
A world of interesting things to do,
Uninterrupted time to do it,
And the freedom to get started when I wake up
And go to bed when I am tired.
To a child,
This is Heaven!
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