When Babies are put on their stomach to sleep, the babies sleep soundly and get startled less. So for parents that haven’t gotten sleep for days they tend to choose to put babies in this position because, finally they get to get some sleep. Parents do this of course taking precaution, buy not smoking keeping baby close by while sleeping and by breastfeeding.
The American Academy of Pediatrics PAP recommends that babies should only be put on their stomachs during what they call “tummy time” while the child is up, alert and playing.
The PAP also recommends to reduce the risk of KIDS parents should “Use a firm mattress (avoid soft bedding) Not letting your baby sleep in your bed. Breastfeeding your baby, if possible. Protecting your infant from exposure to cigarette, cigar, or pipe smoke. Running a fan in your baby’s room at night to improve air circulation” (“Sleep”). The PAP only recommends baby to be put on their stomach only if the pediatrician recommends it or if “Infants with complications of severe spitting up (reflux)” (Children).
The other disadvantage to putting baby to sleep on its back is that they can develop “philologically’ a flattened head. DRP. Spook didn’t recommend it, he said that it was “more comfortable with colic babies the pressure on the abdomen relieves the gas main, and if they vomit they’re less likely to choke on their vomits” (Spook and Rottener 210). He also opposed it, because “babies tend to keep the head turned toward the same side, this may flatten that side of the head, this can be helped by putting the baby’s head where the feet were the first time each time you put them to bed” (Spook and Rottener 211).
An associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics in the New York University Medical Center DRP. Jeffrey H. Wisdom, said “that since the ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign began, the head condition had become an epidemic. ” Wisdom said “now we see up to a dozen kids a week with asymmetric heads. “(Breaker). The Back to Sleep campaign which is driven by the PAP has been advocating to put children to sleep since 1992. DRP.
Wisdom stated that “the PAP should do a better Job of telling parents to turn infants 180 degrees in their cribs occasionally and to place them on their stomachs while they are awake, called tummy time”(Breaker). Studies that have been conducted at the Boston Children’s Hospital report, “that over the past two decades that infants who die suddenly, and without explanation whose death has been attributed to KIDS- have differences in brainstem chemistry that set them apart from infants dying of other causes” (“Brainstem”).
They are stating that when these sleeping babies come upon danger, they are not able to wake themselves up to remove themselves from danger. Researchers say that “these abnormalities impair brainstem circuits that help control breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and temperature control during sleep, this preventing sleeping babies from rousing when they reprobate too much carbon dioxide due to poor ventilation or become over heated due to over bundling” “Brainstem”).
So with new information found on KIDS, researchers continue to advise parents to take necessary precautions, like not using soft-bedding, using a pacifier, good air ventilation and continue to put babies to sleep on their backs. Also in some circumstances there are still good reasons for putting babies to sleep on tummy due to reflux. The Interiors school approach has been acclaimed as the most developmentally appropriate model currently available. Maria Interiors first woman physician in Italy, began this scientific education for young children with developmental capabilities, she went on to use this for normal children. Experimenting over a period of years, she developed a large series of objects which required gradually increasing amounts of skill and maturity to manipulate, after a child mastered one skill, she was given the object that required the next greater amount of skill”(Spook and Rottener 516). There has been questions about the performance of Interiors students when they move on to conventional academic settings. Because there are not many Interiors schools that offer kindergarten to twelfth grade many students have to transfer to public school.
This is where the issue begins some students have a hard time adjusting to the new learning environment where some excel and do well. Research done in Milwaukee where they “tracked 400 students where half the students received public school and the other Interiors before they transitioned to public schools system say that , Students who attended a Interiors school Preschool – Grade 5 and got Interiors education not only outperformed the other students in math and science test scores, but graduated with higher Gaps” (“Transitioning”).
The negative side of this is that when students enter public school “they may be behind or ahead of their new peers in certain subjects because of the self-guided study they did. Concepts will be taught differently, student will need to adapt to more traditional teaching methods”(“Transitioning”). On the other hand Interiors students enjoy social, emotional and academic benefits from their education, making them reliable. “Remember this is a child who has learned how to learn, where to find information on their own if they need it.
They are accustomed to research and tackling new subjects” (“Quarter”). Many researchers along with parents believe that Interiors as a huge impact on children long after the child has left a Interiors school. Interiors schools differ from traditional school in several ways, “children are grouped in multi-age class room from three to six, six to nine, nine to twelve, twelve to fifteen, and fifteen to eighteen” (Task). The age mix allows older students to be leaders, mentors and help teach lessons, younger kids get to experience working with older classmates.
At the same time young students working next to older students get to see what they will be working on in the near future. The teachers work with dent’s one on one or in small groups. They fuel the fire in the child’s interest, “one teacher noted the children’s hunger for words, and they wrote as many as they knew, and came to me for more, having exhausted their simple vocabulary’ (Task). Interiors allows children to grow in their natural development guiding them as they grow into bigger lessons.
After transferring to a traditional school is where the issue begins, “the goals and objectives follow the school’s vision. “(Task) In traditional classrooms teachers have an assigned group of students and instruct students from assigned text books. Assessments, test, worksheets are given to students to memorize and there is never a true learning experience. The traditional school has their own vision for learning, going along with the states standardized testing. Leaving the children no time for their own developmental learning to grow, leaving children behind and lost in the learning process.
Discipline is an ongoing process. It begins early in a child’s life and changes as they mature, continuing as self-discipline. DRP. Spook says, ” that good parents who naturally lean toward strictness should raise their children that way. Moderate triteness-in the sense of requiring good manners, prompt obedience, orderliness- is not harmful to children so long as the parents are basically kind, and so long the children are growing up happy and friendly. But strictness is harmful when parents are overbearing for a child.
This kind of severity produces children who are meek and colorless or mean to others. “(Spook and Rottener 25) The Bible also states “Fathers, do not be so hard on your children, so their spirit may not be broken” (Bible N. I. V. Colombians 3:21). Expecting reasonable behavior from children means parents need o be kind, loving, moderately strict, flexible and have consistent expectations. If parents learn early on how to be firm and consistent, children will have an easier time getting along with people.
Some studies show that parents who fear disciplining, have children who suffer from being “insecure and develop anxiety and stress when there is lack of consistent guidance. Children who do not learn appropriate boundaries when they are young experience difficulty with self-control later in life” (Brown). A parent’s firmness trains the child to get along reasonable with there people, so when they get out into the world no matter at what age they won’t be in for a surprise when others dislike them for their selfishness and won’t go through life being unpopular.
Spook’s advice was not so different from the advice given now from many professionals. Especially, learning how to take care of children was so important for new families. That the schools parents choose was important for their children’s learning development. And most of all how to raise children that are well-disciplined so that they will be self-controlled adults with good relationship skills.