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So you don't forget what to say, try to make a list of what you feel you have to whisper to the sleeping one.
Your monologue should start with:

      a STATEMENT OF LOVE  You may tell him/her about actual events that made you realize how
      much you value this child. You can even include things like: you were such a good baby, or your
      grandpa is so proud of you, or even I remember how funny you were when you were less than two
      years old, etc.

The next part should be:

       a statement of the PROBLEM.  It should be in your simple words and may   
       include how you feel (I am worried)  or what the reactions of people are (they are angry at you)

The third part should be

      a  PROPOSAL for a solution (can you at least listen before you get upset or try to understand why
      we do certain things)

The last part is

      just an AFFIRMATION OF your LOVE for the child, as well as you willingness to help.
We have found that many of these sleeping children seem to answer the person doing the 'sleep-talking', but the older ones do not remember doing so.  Do not assume that they are awake -- just continue with what you have to say.
The best time for a session seems to be in the early morning, before the child wakes up.  We have done sessions with children who are just dropping off to sleep and this seems to work, too, but the morning session works most dramatically.
There are several elements in an effective or successful script:

           SIMPLICITY

           SINCERITY

           SYMPATHY

           SHEER LOGIC

           SUGGESTIONS, NOT ORDERS NOR DEMANDS

           STANDING ASIDE AND ALLOWING THE CHILD FREE WILL