Parenting Styles and Baby Sleep

Many of my clients have heard my philosophical approach to parenting and sleep training a child. I always refer to “attachment parenting” (as described by Dr. Sears) as child directed and “baby wise” (by Gary Ezzo) as parent directed. Child-Works aims to strike a balance between these two approaches where both the parents and child’s […]

Posted Under: Infants  |  September 28th, 2011  |  No Comments

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Research Linking A Child’s Sleep With Obesity

In my artcle “Why The Fuss Over Sleep” I discuss research based on adults that link sleep deprivation with obesity. New studies have emerged that connects lack of sleep in children with childhood obesity. Many parents are surprised to learn how much sleep their children should be getting. Not only does lack of sleep affect […]

Posted Under: Parenting News  |  September 21st, 2011  |  1 Comment

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Child Sleep and the Importance of a Bedtime Routine

The best way to prevent sleep issues in children is to make sure they have a bedtime routine that is followed each and every night. If you are reading this, it means your sleep is being impacted in a negative way due to some sleep issues that your own child may be having. There are […]

Posted Under: Parenting News  |  September 15th, 2011  |  No Comments

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Getting Your Child’s Sleep Schedule Ready for School

Children all over the country are making their way back to school in the next few weeks. Since many children need to wake earlier in the morning to prepare for school, it is critical for families to establish a sleep schedule that accommodates earlier bed times. For most of us this means moving our evening […]

Posted Under: Parenting News  |  September 6th, 2011  |  No Comments

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Managing Your Child’s Sleep Does Not End At Infancy

Recently a mother was telling me about her six year old daughter who was sleeping in their bed due to nightmares. Since she had recently started Kindergarten, the parents decided for the first two weeks of shcool she could crawl into their bed at night if she had a nightmare. During that time she came […]

Posted Under: Parenting News  |  August 31st, 2011  |  1 Comment

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The Incredible Results of Sleep Training Your Child

Just today I heard from a client who completed a Child-Works sleep plan when her son was 4.5 months old. At 16 months he had a sinus infection. After many nights of being up with him because he did not feel well, this mom knew she needed to return to the plan to get him […]

Posted Under: Toddlers  |  August 23rd, 2011  |  1 Comment

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A great testimonial

I am always happy to hear not only how great a sleep plan works in helping a child learn the skill to sleep on his/her own, but also how the ability to sleep can ride the ebbs and flows of life so a family no longer has to feel anxious about trips, illness or any […]

Posted Under: Parenting News  |  August 19th, 2011  |  No Comments

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Eating Routine for Children

How Child Works helped a local family

Posted Under: Parenting News  |  August 17th, 2011  |  No Comments

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Common Sleep Myths

MYTH: Healthy sleep habits develop automatically. FACT: The process of sleep is a learned skill. Some children learn this skill more readily than others. Parents can help or hinder the development of healthy sleep habits. MYTH: Crying signifies pain. FACT: An infant cries to communicate a wide range of feelings and needs. Crying does not […]

Posted Under: Infants, Parenting News, Preschoolers, Toddlers  |  August 10th, 2011  |  No Comments

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Children With Sleep Apnea

Although sleep apnea affects a small percentage of children, it can have devasting effects on a child’s behavior, learning and brain functioning. The following is an article touching on this issue: “Made in China, Growing up in America”

Posted Under: Infants, Parenting News  |  August 3rd, 2011  |  No Comments

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