Quality of sleep is important – but so is quantity. The actual number of hours that your child sleeps is an incredibly important factor for health and well-being.
A sleep study completed at Tel Aviv University demonstrates that even a one-hour shortage in appropriate sleep time will compromise a child’s alertness and brain functioning and increase fatigue in the early evening. That’s an amazing finding – and it calls for us to look very closely at the total number of hours our child is sleeping.Read More
Discipline is a complex matter. The days are long and complications abound – there are many, many things we must get our children to do, or stop them from doing – all day, every day. Add the fact that children don’t always listen to us, or do the things we want them to do, and you can understand why parenting is a challenge!Read More
Does your child ever snore? Most children snore from time to time, especially if they have a cold or stuffy nose. It’s estimated that up to 20% of young children snore frequently, and about 10% snore every night. Snoring can run the gamut from minor, harmless noisy breathing to a symptom of a heath problem that needs to be addressed.Read More
I hate to admit it, but I don’t brush my baby’s teeth very often. Bedtime is challenging enough without the battle I have to fight to brush his teeth! I have to hold him down, and he cries and screams the entire time that I have a brush in his mouth. I figure that baby teeth just fall out anyway, so it’s not a big deal, right?
~ Amelia, mom of 18-month-old Xander
What is a napping strike? It’s those times when your baby resists napping for a while, even though he still needs naps every day. Nap strikes can last for a few days or a few weeks, and then your little one will suddenly start napping again.Read More
The biggest problem that parents of picky eaters face is the perpetuation of the myth that children should want to eat healthy, well-rounded meals every day, that they should eat vegetables with gusto, hate junk food and turn down sweets and treats in favor of fresh fruit.Read More
Many parents get the idea that potty training is a complicated, difficult undertaking, and can’t possibly be done with ease. I have good news! Potty training can be simple, pleasant, and yes, even fun. The first step is to know the facts.Read More