A bedtime routine is a great way to help eliminate the whines, tantrums, and struggles typically associated with bedtime. Of course, not all bedtime rituals and routines are created equally, and not all will work for every child, as each child's personality is different. The … [Read more...] about Need to Know: The Components of a Quiet Bedtime Routine
Which description below best describes your mood in the morning? • Bubbly and cheerful • Quiet and easy-going • Happy and laid-back • Rushed and snappy • Moody and somber • Grouchy and crabby • Angry and touchy At one Parents Anonymous meeting, the topic of … [Read more...] about Match the Morning to the Child’s Mood
Most adults only need seven to nine hours of sleep a night, and thus assume the same holds true for their child. However, kids need far more sleep than adults do. When they do not get it, they can have many different problems as a result. A child may not be able to sleep well, … [Read more...] about A Guide to Your Child’s Sleep Requirements
The following is a brief look at how much sleep kids need, and why, as well as a look at some of the challenges you may face with your child during these ages when it comes to sleep:Between Birth-Six Months, children need 16-20 hours.An infant is going to sleep off and on all … [Read more...] about How Much Sleep Do Kids Really Need?
Bedtime can be a struggle for every parent and child regardless of age. Establishing and maintaining good sleep habits for children when they're young can help prevent future sleep problems. Unfortunately there's no magic trick to making bedtime easier. There are however some … [Read more...] about “Can I Have a Drink of Water?” Making Bedtime Easy