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March 17, 2009 12:00 ET

McGraw-Hill Releases Elizabeth Pantley's Latest Book


Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems

WHITBY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 17, 2009) -

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Parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley thought she knew all there was to know about naps from her previous bestseller, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, until she uncovered amazing new research. This included learning why mini-naps are so ineffective for children: because each stage of nap sleep brings different benefits - the first 5 minutes reduces feelings of tiredness, but it's not until later in the nap cycle that stress is released, memory is strengthened, growth hormone released, immune system fortified and mood is stabilized. Therefore, short naps take the edge off, but don't eliminate fussiness or improved health. Another revelation: The tantrums and whining common during the "Terrible Twos," "Trying Threes," and "Fearsome Fours" are all rooted in poor napping habits.

Why write an entire book about napping? Pantley's reputation as a guru on gentle sleep techniques means receiving thousands of letters from parents all over the world about their sleep issues, and 30% of these letters are about nap problems: infants who will only sleep while being held; toddlers who require elaborate rituals to fall asleep; and children who desperately need a nap but simply won't sleep. Pantley wanted to provide a handbook to teach parents how to encourage all children to have a good daily nap so that everyone in the house can be happier. The result: THE NO-CRY NAP SOLUTION: Guaranteed Gentle Ways to Solve All Your Naptime Problems which provides hundreds of ideas to help parents of children from newborn through Kindergarten and beyond figure out exactly how to achieve daily naps with no crying involved.

THE NO-CRY NAP SOLUTION offers a proven formula to ensure that babies, toddlers, or preschoolers get daily restorative rest. Some common areas where Pantley's gentle, loving, tear-free techniques are of help include:

- Convincing any child to nap every day

- Settling their child effortlessly for naptime in his or her own bed

- Turning short, fitful naps into long, peaceful ones

Since Pantley knows that every family is unique, parents are presented with a variety of ideas and guidelines to help them figure out which ones are best for them, and exact instructions on how to make naps happen.

"Naps are important - it's a scientific fact," says Pantley, who worked with hundreds of families of all sizes and circumstances to test each of the methods featured in the book. "Knowing how to gently help a child sleep without making them cry is a delicate art - it takes the right tools. But getting children to nap is worth every minute of the process since a well-rested child is happier and healthier, which makes parents more relaxed and happier."


Elizabeth Pantley is the president of Better Beginnings, Inc., a parent education company, and is a regular radio show and internet show guest and featured expert. She is also a popular keynote speaker. Pantley's newsletters and articles are distributed worldwide. She is often quoted in such magazines as Parents, Parenting, Woman's Day, Mother & Baby, Today's Parent, and Good Housekeeping. Pantley is the mother of four.

Other McGraw-Hill Titles by Elizabeth Pantley:

The No-Cry Discipline Solution: April 2007; ISBN: 978-0-07-147159-6 (Winner of the 2007 iParenting Media Award for Outstanding Book and featured on's 2007 Best of Parenting list.)

The No-Cry Potting Training Solution: August 2006; ISBN: 978-0-07-147690-4

The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers and Preschoolers: April 2005; ISBN: 978-0-07-144491-0 (Featured on's 2005 Best of Parenting list.)

Gentle Baby Care: September 2003; ISBN: 978-0-07-139885-5

The No-Cry Sleep Solution: March 2002; ISBN: 978-0-07-138139-0

Hidden Messages: September 2000; ISBN: 978-0-80-929770-2

Perfect Parenting: November 1998; ISBN: 978-0-80-922847-8


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