A gradual sleep training approach (as pioneered by Kim West LCSW-C) gradually scaffolds sleep skills without having to leave them alone to cry. I mean, no one's learning anything when they're hysterical.
A gradual sleep training approach allows you to stay with your child and gradually wean down what you do to help. The process takes everyone's strengths and challenges into account. This is anything BUT "one size fits all."
It's tolerable for both the child and the parent
It's do-able. There's no "talking yourself into it."
It really works even for bright, intense, persistent kiddos
It's customizable to fit your unique family and goals