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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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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A Mother’s Lack of Sleep Affects the Entire Family

The vast majority of my clients are exhausted moms. They feel they have lost control on aspects of their lives and feel desperate. After implimentation of a Child-Works sleep plan where their children are finally sleeping, these moms are quick to comment on how they are finally getting sleep again themselves and how wonderful that […]

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

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Pacifier Use and SIDS

Not too long ago the American Academy of Pediatrics issued a recommendation for parents to use a pacifier during naps and night sleep until the child is one as a preventative to SIDS. There was an uproar among lactation professionals as to the effects of pacifier use on breastfeeding. AAP did clarify that breastfed babies […]

Posted Under: Infants, Parenting News  |  May 23rd, 2011  |  2 Comments

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Ferber’s Revisions

Recently a parent of a 7-month-old son surprised me with her interpretation of all the recent news on Dr. Richard Ferber and his new book due out this spring. A few months ago she and her husband successfully taught their son to go to sleep on his own (she previously had to nurse him to […]

Posted Under: Infants, Parenting News  |  May 19th, 2011  |  4 Comments

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