Sleep

Every single night is the same thing.  Fussing, crying, no sleeping and frustration up the wooha. Is there any way out of this cycle? Yes! Here are some steps to bedtime peace: Be consistent with your schedule Create a routine Problem solve Get dad involved Unplug Let’s start with being consistent with your schedule: You’ve […]

I just read another article discussing co-sleeping versus sleep training and after reading the scathing comments afterwards it really feels like parenting is becoming as polarizing as politics. There are families where co-sleeping is definitely the right decisions  and there are families where sleep training is definitely the right decision and there are even many […]

Problem solving skills are useful for a variety of reasons and can be brought out in any situation.  If bedtime isn’t working for you, your spouse, your children or your neighbor upstairs, then bring out your problem solving skills! First: what are the steps to problem solving? Name the problem Come up with some solutions […]

So hopefully, at some point you have built story time into your day or into your nighttime routine.  If not, you can start at anytime.  It felt really weird reading to my infants who couldn’t even keep their head up (why in the world would they have interest in a book that they can’t see, […]

This was the exact question that I got asked yesterday and I love this question!  Unfortunately it isn’t a short yes or no answer, but there is some concrete information out there that can really help parents.  But there are also a lot of emotions out there that can really complicate this topic. So the […]

If you have a child, or even just know a child, you have probably heard all of the advice for helping your child sleep.  From Ferber to bed-sharing, there is a wide spectrum of philosophies.  Your head is probably spinning from all of the information, so I’m going to break it down for you.   […]

Most parents are wondering what to do when their child is having a tantrum, or what to do when they are hitting.   But a lot of parenting challenges can be resolved when everyone is calm. Sometimes we don’t take advantage of this time because we might forget. But even more often, we don’t want […]

Here’s a list of 10 tried and true tips to being a good parent: Routine It may not fit your lifestyle if you are used to being more spontaneous and flying by the seat of your pants before you had kids, however it is the number one way to having happier kids.  Doing more or […]