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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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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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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Why A Good Night Sleep Is Critical To Your Child’s Well Being

More and more information is coming out on the importance of sleep for both adults and children. I have written an article that consolodates much of the recent research on sleep for children which can be found under Sleep Information/Articles. The following article also provides information on the importance of sleep: “6 Reasons Why Your […]

Posted Under: Infants, Parenting News, Preschoolers, Toddlers  |  July 19th, 2011  |  1 Comment

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Keeping Older Kids in Bed

A preschool mom shared with me a great story that further underscores that many bedtime battles with older children are behavioral choices. Her son, age five, would come into her room at night saying he was scared. After some time she was confident he was not having bad dreams, but was coming to her as […]

Posted Under: Preschoolers  |  June 7th, 2011  |  1 Comment

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