There is a lot of controversy out there, whether to try cry it out, use the Ferber technique, use a gentler approach or do nothing. There are positive points to all of these approaches, and sometimes you can't do 'nothing'. Sometimes you are so sleep deprived that you have to do something! The thing to remember is that the right approach is very personal to every family and even every child. What is right for one family may not be right for your family. What is right for one child may not even be the correct approach for another child in the same family.
Find out what the options are and choose what makes sense to you. Remember that there is more than one way to teach a child to fall asleep on their own, the same way that there is more than one way to raise a child or eat spaghetti.
Once you have chosen an approach, make a plan and STICK TO IT. Be consistent and work on it every day for 2 weeks. You can do it! and the results will be so worth it.
Remember that there is help out there if you need it. Some children require extra help. If you are exhausted and don't know what to do and nothing seems to be working find someone to help you! Ask questions and you will find the answer. You do not have to suffer alone. Find a consultant in your area or online. We want to help you get sleep for the whole family.