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But I'm Not Tired!

Jennifer S. Smith

The nature of sleep, and how to nurture it in children and teenagers

"BUT I'M NOT TIRED!" is the book for the thousands of parents whose children and teenagers don’t sleep well enough, or for long enough.  

Dr. Jennifer Smith draws on scientific research and her vast experience as a leading child and adolescent psychologist to describe how good sleep hygiene recharges young people’s brains to the max. She also shows how sleep can enhance their lives in every imaginable way. Better still, she guides parents through the most effective ways to nurture sleep in their young people. 

“Dream on!” you groan?  “My kids just say: But I’m not tired!"
Jennifer understands these difficulties, because she hears about them in her practice on a daily basis.  Not only does she discuss these issues in her book, she also offers the most successful, practical strategies to resolve a variety of sleep problems in children and teenagers.

Written in a simple, entertaining style, BUT I’M NOT TIRED! distills the information into an easy read for tired parents, who just want their young people to flourish, through sleep. 


Inside the book

Chapter 1 – What makes them sleep?
Sleep’s mechanisms and how to nurture them

Chapter 2 – How much sleep do they need?
Sleep durations and how to nurture them

Chapter 3 – What hinders their sleep?
Sleep’s stressors and how to nurture relaxation

Chapter 4 – What happens when they sleep?
Sleep’s stages and how to nurture them

Chapter 5 – What to do with “But I’m not tired!”?
Sleep compliance and how to nurture it






About the Author

Jennifer S. Smith

Jennifer Smith is a well respected and leading Educational, Developmental and Counselling Psychologist.  A  seasoned professional for over thirty years, she is also a qualified English teacher and Special Education teacher, with many years of experience in both elementary and high school classrooms.
Jennifer has had extensive experience as a university lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students, in the schools of psychology and education at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, the University of Western Sydney, and the University of New South Wales. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Colleges of Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology. Jennifer holds a Graduate Diploma in Counselling, an Honours degree in Applied Linguistics, a Masters degree in Education and a Ph. D. from the University of New South Wales.
Jennifer has been interviewed by presenters on ABC radio; most recently, on Life Matters, to discuss the topic of the media and young people’s aggression. She is published in the Journal of Behavioral Education and she has written for online and hardcopy newspapers such as KidsInfo.
Jennifer is a popular guest lecturer, guest speaker and Internet blogger, and she continues to teach at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. At the same time, she runs a very busy private practice, where she works with children, teenagers, their parents and school staff.






Book Cover
ISBN: 978-1-925209-43-3
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 208 pages
RRP: $24.95 ($7.99 ebook)
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Child development -- Sleep.
Distribution: -- Currently out of print --


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