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

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

Are There Any “Good” Sleep Props?

If you have watched my videos before, you’re probably familiar with the term, “Sleep props.” I use it to describe anything a baby relies on in order to get to sleep, such as rocking, feeding, sucking on a pacifier, car rides, and so on. You also probably know that I suggest eliminating sleep props from your little one’s bedtime routine … Read More

Picking Your Battles

As Kenny Rogers so famously put it, “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em,” and that’s never so true as it is when dealing with a young child. If you were to stand firm every time you and your little one disagreed, you would spend almost all of your time in an argument. … Read More

Introducing Your New Baby to Your Toddler

Toddlers are the most curious creatures in the world, and when they’re suddenly presented with a new baby in the house, they’re obviously going to have a LOT of questions. In today’s video, I’ll tell you why it’s so important to maintain the boundaries you’ve already established, and how to do so without causing a lot of uproar and jealousy. … Read More

The number one way NOT to discipline your child.

Now before I tell you what this parenting no-no is, I want to preface it by saying that I understand that kids can be incredibly frustrating. We may not like to admit it to our friends at the Mommy and Me playgroup, but parenting isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and sticky lollipop kisses. Sometimes it’s incredibly difficult and it can … Read More

Helping Older Children With Sleep Issues

Sleep training is one of those terms we associate with babies. But there are plenty of older children (and adults for that matter!) who have trouble sleeping, and who could use a little help getting a good night’s sleep. Today, I’m dispelling the myth that sleep habits can’t be changed after a certain age, and I’ve got some tips for … Read More

Is My Child a Bully?

How horrifying is the proposition? The mere thought that your child could be getting routinely tormented by one of their classmates brings up the worst feelings of sadness, vulnerability and anger. But what if the shoe is on the other foot? What if your child is the one doing the bullying? To me, that seems significantly worse. After all, if … Read More

When Can You Leave Your Kids Home Alone?

We’ve all seen the movie, right? Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister’s parents jump a plane and accidentally leave him stranded alone over the holidays. Two thugs realize his situation and figure his house will be a soft target, but don’t realize that Kevin’s a sadistic mastermind with a MacGyver–esque talent for booby traps. I still find it amazing that this is the … Read More

Getting Your Kids To Bed When It’s Still Light Outside

When I think back to my childhood, I remember summer vacations as the best time of the year. The days were long, the skies were sunny, and the grass and flowers were bright and vibrant. As a parent, I still love summertime, but I also find myself with some conflicting views. The warm weather is great, until the house gets … Read More