Getting kids to sleep can be on par with climbing mount Everest. Both are monumental feats that aren't for the faint of heart. Most of us have tried to establish some sort of routine for young children, but if a child doesn't want to sleep, it can seem impossible. If you're at your wits end, then you might want to try out this particular book.
The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep was created in 2016 by Swedish behavioral psychologist and linguist Carl Joan Forssen Ehrlin, and it soon became a hit. Upon its release in 2016, the book went straight to the top of the bestseller lists, outselling some of the biggest novels of the year, including The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Containing 26 pages, the book was initially self-published, but it's more than just a nice story about a bunny.
Ehrlin painstakingly developed the book to incorporate psychological and positive reinforcement techniques that successfully help children to relax, focus and drift off into the land of nod without a hitch. To get the most out of the story, parents have to really put their all into the telling of it. The author encourages readers to yawn frequently, emphasize particular words and speak in a calm, slow voice. Pictures are included, but it's suggested that kids just listen and don't read along to get the maximum benefit.
The best part? It actually works. Hundreds of customers have left 5-star reviews on Amazon, sharing their own stories about lulling their children to sleep using the novel. One mother explained how her son had previously battled with her every night before bedtime, but now he falls asleep as soon as he is read the book, no matter how hard he tries to fight it. Another parent claimed they were "absolutely astonished" with how effective the book was.
The author first came up with the idea when his mother fell asleep in the passenger seat on a car ride, and wrote the first draft on a napkin at a rest stop. Have you tried and tested The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep? Let us know in the comments.