Needing a Parent’s Help to Sleep: A Path to Restful Nights

Needing a Parent’s Help to Sleep: A Path to Restful Nights

Last week we talked about the “why” our children often need a parent’s help to fall asleep. Before we proceed with the solutions, remember your thoughts about what exactly bothers you about having to stay with your child until the sandman arrives.

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Needing a Parent’s Help to Sleep: Why Your Child Wants You There

Needing a Parent’s Help to Sleep: Why Your Child Wants You There

Do you have to stay with my child until she falls asleep? If you stay in the room until your child is asleep you are not alone – as a matter of fact you are clearly in the majority – as more than half of parents follow this routine. Most importantly, this tells us that this “problem” isn’t really a “problem” at all, but normal childhood behavior.

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Why You Should Take Time for YOU!

Why You Should Take Time for YOU!

It’s common for parents today to juggle a million tasks every day. To be constantly busy and consequently – stressed. They tend to their children’s needs, work and responsibilities with rarely a moment to themselves. They don’t eat right, they don’t exercise, they don’t get enough sleep and they rarely focus on self-care. This is all in the name of love and responsibility, but it has a way of backfiring if you’re not careful.

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When Your Toddler Pushes Your Buttons

When Your Toddler Pushes Your Buttons

After giving a parenting lecture one day, a mother approached me complaining that her two-year-old was constantly whining, getting into everything and making her very frustrated.

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How to Make a Sibling Bed Work

How to Make a Sibling Bed Work

If you have more than one child it may be beneficial to everyone in the family to set up a place where your children can sleep together. While a few children don’t want to sleep with a brother or sister, many children love to share sleeping places with siblings up through elementary school.

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10 Ways to Help a Child Sleep Better

10 Ways to Help a Child Sleep Better

Is your toddler fighting much needed rest? Is bedtime a struggle? These simple tips will make naps and bedtime a smoother process for all – allowing everyone to get the rest they need.

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Is it Time to Give Up Naps?

Is it Time to Give Up Naps?

A mother asks: “My three year old never wants to take a nap. She complains and fusses about it every day. It takes me a half hour to settle her down before she finally falls asleep. Is it time for her to give up napping?”

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