The new book, The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, by Swedish psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin, promises to have a child falling asleep in minutes, with a combination of sentence structure and hypnotic words.
The 26 page paperback, which is the first self-published work to ever top the Amazon charts, uses psychological and positive reinforcement techniques to help children relax, focus and eventually drift off to dreamland. Parents are instructed to yawn frequently, emphasize certain words and speak in a slow and calm voice when reading certain words that are in italic. Although it has pictures, children are asked to just listen rather than read.
The author has claimed the book is ‘the verbal equivalent of rocking a baby to sleep’ and hundreds of online reviews from parents claim it has changed bedtime for them from a struggle to a breeze.
Forssen Ehrlin says the book helps children focus and makes them a part of the story so that they fall asleep with the rabbit, while meeting characters like "Uncle Yawn" and the "Heavy-Eyed Owl".
We haven't tried it yet, but I am definitely going to give it a go. I'll keep you posted for our review...
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