A new paperback by Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin uses psychological and positive reinforcement techniques to help children sleep, according to The Telegraph.
Parents are instructed to yawn frequently, emphasise certain words and speak in a slow and calm voice when reading words in italic. Although it has pictures, children are asked to just listen rather than read.
Forssen Ehrlin said it was ‘the verbal equivalent of rocking a baby to sleep’ and hundreds of online reviews from parents claim it has revolutionised bedtimes.
“I had written books before about leadership and personal development using these techniques but I got the idea for a children’s book while I was driving on a long journey with my mother and she fell asleep and I got the idea of how I could use my methods to help children relax” he said.