Summer is a time that most kids look forward to. Free from the burden of school, kids love the free time and fun activities of summer. When it's all over and it's time to return to school, however, you can ease the transition by taking an active role in helping your children cope with the life change that's about to take place.
The most common ‘problem’ reported to me by parents is frequent nighthawking’s, we can deal with anything if we can get some sleep at night, we expect sleep to be broken in the newborn stage but months or years of broken sleep can really take its toll on the whole family. I want to share 3 steps you can take that improves nighttime sleep – without doing any nighttime coaching.
As new homes grow bigger, fewer children share bedrooms anymore. Census data confirms that families tend to buy homes with a bedroom for each family member, and maybe a guest room too. However, some parents prefer to have siblings sleeping in the same room, even if they have extra space
At some point in parenthood, you’ve no doubt had to deal with a situation that was out of your control. Whether it was a difficult pregnancy, different birth from what you imagined, poor health of you or your baby, sleeplessness, or other challenges, these events cause stress and frustration, which negatively impact your health and mental outlook on life.
Computers and other gadgets have become pivotal in the lives of most people under 50. Technology is infused into the everyday lives of your children in ways most of us never imagined. Whatever happened to playing outside?
When sleep habits are quite habitual, and everybody is tired, it can feel quite overwhelming to tackle everything at once. You could try addressing the easy things first, and re-assess your progress.
Parenting is challenging and frustrating. It’s hard to know if you’re doing the right things and making wise choices that will benefit your children. It can sometimes feel like there’s no good answer for many of the parenting situations you find yourself in.
The world can be a scary place, particularly in current times, many children have good reason to worry. However, many children worry much more than is reasonable for the situation.
Anxiety isn’t always a bad thing. A person should be worried if they’re in a dangerous situation, for example. Anxiety is protective, but too much or inappropriate anxiety isn’t healthy.
Use these strategies to help your child overcome their anxiety:
If it is not always appropriate or a good time to work on your child’s sleep. This may be because
your child is too young for sleep coaching, they are teething, ill, going through a developmental
milestone, or perhaps the timing is not right for your family to start working on sleep habits.
Wake Windows can be a game changer for most families I work with, they can also be a great deal of anxiety for others, they are surprisingly not evidence-based, there is no research or evidence that tells us how long naps should be, how many naps a baby should have at a certain age or how long they can cope with being awake between naps, known as Wake Windows, Nap Gaps or Awake Windows