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Snooze…Or Lose!: 10 “No-War” Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Sleep Habits Acknowledgments Thanks to my daughters, Stella, Nikki, and Elyssa, for providing me with the challenge of three very different, first-hand teen parenting experiences that allowed me to see sleep science in action and to fully appreciate the overwhelming need for this book. To Linda Croom, N.P., Karen Murtagh, N.P., and Erin Baehr, Ph.D., for treating adolescent patients with me, evaluating our treatment strategies, and helping to fine-tune our clinical approach. To Jessica Warburton, for spearheading our outreach program to bring our sleep message to the classroom. To my agent, Carol Roth, for her confidence in me, her tenacious determination to bring this book to parents and adolescents, and for recognizing the potential synergy with and introducing me to Carol Whiteley. To Carol Whiteley, for being the incredible writer she is and for so adeptly translating my lectures, theories, cases, and treatment strategies into this engaging book; there were times during this project when I truly believed that our thoughts were one. To Elaine Robertson, for the diagrams and illustrations that complement the text. To my adolescent patients, for helping me understand the challenges teens face, with special thanks to those who were willing to share their experiences for this book. To my editor, Jeff Robbins, and the staff of Joseph Henry Press for making my and Carol’s words into this book. Special thanks go to my daughter and contributing author Elyssa,
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Snooze…Or Lose!: 10 “No-War” Ways to Improve Your Teen’s Sleep Habits for her eloquent commentaries and adolescent insights and for tolerating a sleep doc for her mom. And, finally, for standing by me throughout this project as an ever-present source of warmth and calm, thanks to my husband David. Helene Emsellem Snooze … or Lose! was created with the help of many talented, supportive people. My thanks go to my agent, Carol Susan Roth, of Carol Susan Roth Literary, for recognizing the importance of the book’s subject matter and for working her magic to make the book reality. Thanks also to Helene Emsellem, sleep doctor extraordinaire, who made the writing of this book an adventure like no other. I also thank Phyllis Payne, co-chair of S.L.E.E.P., for her insights on how parents can effect later start times in their teen’s high school. And special thanks go to the many young people who shared their thoughts about and experiences with sleep, particularly Elyssa Emsellem, Marlee Meikrantz, and Georgia Kleeman-Keller. To my wonderful family, Mark, Trina, Bernie, and Jimmy, the biggest thanks of all. Carol Whiteley
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