Sleep Issues in Older Children

Bedtime resistance, night-time wakings, irregular sleep schedules, there’s no shortage of problems that can arise when it comes to older kids. Many parents face the challenge of navigating their child’s changing sleep patterns as they grow older, and it’s crucial to understand the potential underlying causes and how to address them. From bedtime battles to night-time awakenings, Check out this … Read More

Late Night Visits From Your Toddler?

So, listen. I’m not claiming that I was immune to the cuteness of my kids coming into my bedroom and asking to sleep with me when they were little. It’s pretty adorable. But it’s not so cute when they start squirming around, kicking you in the back, somehow taking up the entire bed, and nobody ends up getting a good … Read More

Sleeping Well in the Summertime

There are a number of reasons why your little one’s sleep can get derailed in the summer. Hotter temperatures, longer days, and the change to their schedule as school lets out are just a few of them. But, as always, there are solutions to those challenges! If you know how to prepare for them and what to do when problems … Read More

What Do We Mean by “Cry-It-Out?”

As parents, one of the most challenging aspects can be ensuring our little ones get the rest they need. Sleep training methods have become a topic of discussion, and one approach that often comes up is the “cry it out” method. But what does “cry it out” really mean? Let’s unravel the true essence behind this term and explore its … Read More

3 Quick Fixes for the Short Nap

The short daytime nap is probably the single most common complaint I hear from parents who have managed to remedy their little ones’ nighttime sleep issues. They’ve got them sleeping through the night, life is back on track, everyone’s feeling a whole lot better than they were when their child was waking up six or seven times a night, but … Read More

Tips for Toddlers

When it comes to toddlers, bedtime can be an even more daunting task than it was when your little one was a newborn. Their combination of energy and determination can lead to some seriously long and dramatic bedtime battles, which can leave parents dreading bedtime even more than their kids. But with some insight, a little planning, and a whole … Read More

Switching to a Big Kid Bed

Sooner or later, the time is going to come to move your toddler out of the crib and into a “big kid” bed. It can be an exciting time for your little one, but it can also cause some regression and disturbance in their sleep. In today’s video, I have some tips to help you determine whether now is a … Read More

What to Do When Your Child Misbehaves in Public

There are few things on this earth more embarrassing than when your little one has a full-on meltdown in the middle of a crowded restaurant, or throws themselves on the ground, kicking and screaming, because you won’t get them a treat in the checkout line at the grocery store. The toddler meltdown is a fact of life, unfortunately, and unless … Read More

What is the Ferber Method

“The Ferber Method” is probably the most widely recognizable strategy for getting a baby to sleep through the night, and with good reason. It works. However, it has also met with no small amount of controversy from critics who say that allowing a child to cry, even for a short period of time, can cause elevated stress levels and hurt … Read More

Handling Toddler Aggression

Toddlers have the ability to melt our hearts with their vulnerability, innocence, and abounding cuteness. And that can make it all the more confusing when they suddenly start to hit, shove, or bite. And hey, if your toddler is exhibiting some hostility, there’s no need to panic. Aggressive behavior in toddlers is completely normal, as every parent knows, but that … Read More