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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?”Read More
Separation anxiety is a normal and important developmental adaptation of a child’s emotional and mental growth. It does not have a particular “cause.”
Nothing you have done has “made” your child develop separation anxiety.Read More
Lots of little kids never want to take a bath! They don’t cooperate and it becomes a battle of wills. Here are some tips if you have a little bath-avoider!
Think about it!
Take a minute to stop and think about why your child doesn’t want to take a bath. Is it because she’s having too much fun doing other things and doesn’t want to stop? Is it because bath time usually includes a battle of wills? Is it because she always gets soap in her eyes? Or is it because it signals the beginning of the bedtime routine? Once you figure out the real reason, you can take steps to move past the problem.