How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

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.

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Do You Know the Four Parts to Discipline?

Do You Know the Four Parts to Discipline?

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!

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Is it OK for My Child to Snore?

Is it OK for My Child to Snore?

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.

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Babies, Toddlers and Toothbrushing

Babies, Toddlers and Toothbrushing

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

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Napping Strike: What Can I Do?

Napping Strike: What Can I Do?

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.

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Guess What? Your Picky Eater is a Normal Kid!

Guess What? Your Picky Eater is a Normal Kid!

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.

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The Quick Facts on Potty Training

The Quick Facts on Potty Training

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.

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