The Quick Fact answer to whether or not sleep can make your child smarter is in fact, YES. Sleep is food for your child’s brain. (Weissbluth, 2003) Especially for young children- Sleep is to their brains what food is to their bodies. You would never deprive your child of food or postpone their meals
Strong Willed or Sleep Deprived? You Decide. It’s Free Tip Tuesday!
About 90% of my clients describe their children and babies as being “strong-willed” or “stubborn.” These traits typically give them pause about sleep training and whether or not it will work with their child. Fortunately, every single one of them has discovered throughout the process that their children aren’t unruly, stubborn or particularly strong willed;
To swaddle or not to swaddle?
The swaddle debate has become akin to the tummy sleeping debate over the last decade, with research constantly changing and opinions on both sides of the fence divided and flip-flopping frequently. While the most recent research on tummy sleeping has most experts in agreement that infants need to be placed only on their stomachs for
“He Was An Amazing Sleeper Until The Pediatrician Told Us To Get Rid Of The Pacifier”
I have heard countless stories similar to the above statement from families in need of sleep help. The question of whether or not to use a pacifier continues to be a hot parenting topic. Instead of talking about whether or not to use a pacifier, today we are focusing on when and how to stop using one. Throughout
Are there Specific times of day my child should be sleeping? YES!! Our Guide To Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule
Are there Specific times of day my child should be sleeping? Yes!! Here are your ideal sleep schedules for children ages 4 months – 5 years Yes! There are absolutely specific times of day that your child should be sleeping. While the frequency and relevance of these times will change as your child ages (and
How to ENJOY getting what you want
Does anyone have trouble receiving? In allowing in and basking in things we truly crave and desire? I know at times I do. So what’s the hold up? We asked for what we wanted, we got in alignment, said desire arrived and yet we can’t seem to stop road blocking ourselves from enjoying it, from
Later school times for teens?
Did you send a sleepy teen off to school this morning? In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends middle and high schools delay the start of class until 8:30 a.m. or later to combat chronic sleep deprivation among teens. http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/Pages/Let-Them-Sleep-AAP-Recommends-Delaying-Start-Times-of-Middle-and-High-Schools-to-Combat-Teen-Sleep-Deprivation.aspx
STOP THE MOM SHAMING!!
STOP the Mom shaming!!! This is a tragic story, one that is still being investigated and unfortunately many have taken this as an opportunity to Mom shame. Choosing your sleeping space should always be part of a plan and should never be the result of “accidental co-sleeping.” Co-sleeping and bed sharing are actually different things
The Curse Of The Internet And How It Can Negatively Effect Your Parenting Choices
“There’s only medicine that works and medicine that doesn’t. And the best way to sort it out is by carefully evaluating scientific studies – not by visiting Internet chat rooms, reading magazine articles, or talking to friends.” http://pediatrics.about.com/od/pediatricadvice/tp/Non-Evidence-Based-Treatments-in-Pediatrics.htm?utm_source=facebook
Holiday Sleep Tips!
The key to surviving a vacation and maintaining great sleep is….stay on schedule! If you can make sure that your child doesn’t get overtired, you will stay ahead of the curve and can help ensure that things will not be thrown off when you return home. Below are a few more tips to stay on