You might find it incredible that your child could be bored, considering the amount of activities and electronic devices that they have available. On the other hand, it may be that abundance itself that is causing their discontent.
That’s because many children today *mine included* are used to being passively entertained and having their days scheduled for them. With so much screen time, online French and math lessons, they have little experience with figuring out how to engage themselves when they do have a little free time.
Sleepovers give grandparents and grandchildren a chance to spend more time together and deepen their relationships. Extended visits also teach children about becoming independent while their parents enjoy a date night or just a little extra sleep.
While it’s usually a lot of fun, there can be some obstacles to overcome. Grandchildren may feel homesick in an unfamiliar setting. Grandparents may be out of practice when it comes to dealing with picky eating or enforcing bedtimes.
Make your sleepovers safe and successful. Use these tips to plan visits that will delight the whole family.
During my 5 years as a sleep professional, I’ve gotten used to people asking me what the “secret” is to getting a baby to sleep through the night.
Of course, there is no ONE secret. Supporting a child to develop healthy sleep habits is a combination of lots of different things.
But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some shortcuts, either!
With that in mind, today I’d like to share with you 7 different shortcuts you can start trying over the next few nights to get your child sleeping better
I know this isn’t a sleep-related post, but I get so many parents asking me about this topic, I thought it might be nice to take a little break from writing about sleep and address another parental hot-button issue
Self-esteem can be very tenuous. As parents, when our children fail it is easy to feel their sadness and try and take it away or compensate for it.
However learning and growing from the failures builds greater confidence and self-esteem, it takes practice, but the results are well worth the time and effort.
Stronger confidence benefits you in every area of your life.
Using these strategies will help you and your children develop greater confidence
So you’re traveling. Across several time zones. With a Baby.
Or maybe going on Holiday for the first time with your baby, we shouldn't need to stay chained to our homes, especially when babies are extremely portable. But before you set out, I want to make sure you’re armed with all the information you need to maintain great sleep.
As parents, wanting the best for our children and trying to make sure they are well rested, can consume our thoughts and minds. We do everything in our power to ensure our little ones get that snooze. As sleep challenges continue and change through your child’s development, you may employ the help of a sleep prop, or a few sleep props. It’s something you may even be using now, without even knowing it. What are sleep props? Are they real things? Let’s investigate.
Bringing a new baby into the house is a glorious, exciting and maybe terrifying occasion, especially when you have one or two already, and it can bring up a whole lot of questions.
Becoming a new family is be a big change, with all the happiness and excitement there is also uncertainty, you might have realised that the cot is useless as your baby only wants be on you and establishing feeding is exhausting and as the weeks go by you wonder why your baby is not in a routine yet, it can be overwhelming and you want to have normality, but what is that now? I have found the 7 attitudes to mindfulness helpful for parents in the early days - let me explain.
A toddler leaving their bedroom may sound harmless, but if it happens often enough, it can be every bit as hard on parents and children as constant night waking. And toddlers can be incredibly persistent when they’re trying to get their way