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The reviews are pretty wild: "The first time I read this to my 2-year-old, she fell asleep in under 20 minutes!" said one Amazon reviewer. "I have already recommended this book to all my friends with kids. Simply amazing."

Goodnight, moon.


"I wouldn't have believed it unless I saw it with my own eyes! 3 kids asleep within 10 minutes!" said another.

Kids asleep in 10 minutes from ... a book? WHAT IS THIS BOOK — MAGIC?

It's called "The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep," and it's got the brains of a psychologist behind it.

From the cover of "The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep."

Written by Swedish author and behavioral scientist, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, "The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep" was created with a deeper purpose than your average children's book: to help your kid go to sleep ... with science.

"The tale gives suggestions to the child's unconscious mind to sleep," Ehrlin says on the book's site. "The Rabbit who wants to fall asleep works perfectly either at naps during daytime or home at night, in a group or alone."

With sleepy characters like Uncle Yawn and a special language pattern used throughout, he may be onto something.

Parents who experience issues with getting their kids to sleep will try just about anything — and for good reason. This issue affects the parents' health and well-being, too.

A survey by Worlds Apart shows that parents will lose an average of 16 nights of sleep per month in the first three years of a child's life. It also showed that 1 in 6 parents lost the most sleep during the time they moved their toddler from a cot to their first big bed.

If a book could actually help minimize that ... BINGO.

Time for bed? HAHAHAHAHA. Image via Thinkstock.

And while it may not be a cure for everyone — or even work for them for that matter — it does help start a different conversation in our world where "how to get your kid to sleep" pulls up millions and millions of results on Google. True story.

The book is now a #1 best-seller on Amazon. People are reading it, absorbing it, and even sleeping because of it.

From the book's Facebook page to its plentiful reviews, parents are sharing their experiences using the book: many of them successful. You can try it for yourself by purchasing the book on Amazon.

Here's to trying new things and figuring it all out together. And who knows? Maybe this book will help sleepy parents of the world gain some much deserved Zzzzzzzs.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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It's spooky season and with that generally comes more candy than anyone could comfortably eat in one sitting. There are some candies that people think should never leave the factory—more than 25,000 people responded to a question on Reddit, "What is the worst candy?" And let me be the first to tell you that people had some big feelings.

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A mom describes her tween son's brain. It's a must-read for all parents.

"Sometimes I just feel really angry and I don’t know why."

This story originally appeared on 1.05.19


It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy.

An anonymous mother posted a question to Quora, a website where people can ask questions and other people can answer them. This mother wrote:

How do I tell my wonderful 11 year old son, (in a way that won't tear him down), that the way he has started talking to me (disrespectfully) makes me not want to be around him (I've already told him the bad attitude is unacceptable)?

It's a familiar scenario for those of us who have raised kids into the teen years. Our sweet, snuggly little kids turn into moody middle schoolers seemingly overnight, and sometimes we're left reeling trying to figure out how to handle their sensitive-yet-insensitive selves.


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