Can Lack of Sleep Promote Obesity and Diabetes in Kids?

Unless you’ve been living in isolation for the last ten years or so, you’ve probably heard plenty of talk about the alarming rise in childhood obesity. Here in the US, around 12.7 million children and adolescents are considered obese. That’s around 17% of the population aged 2-19. Just think about that for a moment! Nearly one fifth of the kids … Read More

Sleep Problems In Older Kids

How do you handle it when you have an older child who doesn’t sleep well? That is the topic for today. Click the video below to watch. Also, if you’re looking for a complete, step-by-step guide that will help you get your baby or toddler sleeping 11+ hours a night you can check out The Sleep Sense Program by clicking below. Flash sale ends … Read More

Parent Smarter, Not Harder

Let’s say you’re at a playdate with your 2 year old, and she starts throwing a temper tantrum. There are basically 2 ways to deal with it. I’d say about 90% – 95% of parents choose what I call the “hard way.” They tell their child to “Stop it this instant”… or give them a timeout in another room for … Read More

Teaching Kids to Have Conversation with Adults

Most of us have experienced trying to talk to a child and receiving either no response at all or a one-word answer. Honestly, once our kids hit adolescence it can be hard to pry a conversation out of them at all. When we ask how their day went, they often just say the dreaded, “fine.” When we asked what they … Read More

Do Time-Outs Hurt Kids?

There was a recent article in TIME talking about the so-called “dangers” of time-outs and how they can harm your child’s sense of well-being. It claimed that time-outs were punishment and should not be used to discipline your children. This is funny to me (ha ha) because when you look up the definition of discipline, this is what you find: … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Say “My Child Won’t…”

Today’s post is about a phrase moms sometimes say, and a better alternative. Click the video below to watch. Also, if you’re looking for a discipline system designed to eliminate some of the most common behavior challenges in kids aged 2 – 12, you can check out Kids: The Manual. Learn more

Accident-Prone Kids

Have you ever noticed that tired kids tend to bump into thing, trip on stairs or fall off their bikes and scrape their knees more often than when they’re had a good night’s sleep? Lack of sleep can affect how our brain works…remember those all-night study sessions in college? By morning, you probably felt like you were walking through toffee … Read More

3 signs your child may be experiencing high anxiety

It’s tough to have an anxious kid. Watching your child struggle with imagined fears on a day-to-day basis can be heartbreaking, because it makes you feel helpless as a parent. You wish you could just climb inside their head, erase all the things that are troubling them and make them understand that they really are going to be okay. Every … Read More

How To Get Kids Who Share A Room To Go To Bed – Q&A With Dana

How do you get kids who share a room to stop playing and talking when it’s time to go to bed? That is the topic of today’s video chat! Also, if you’re looking for a complete, step-by-step guide that will help you get your baby or toddler sleeping straight through the night check out The Sleep Sense Program. Learn more … Read More

Please Don’t Say Your Kids are Your Whole World

I’m sorry, but when parents say their children are their whole world, I honestly throw up in my mouth a little bit. Because really!? Your whole world? You have nothing else going on in your life that pleases or excites you? It’s a given that parents love their kids. Of course we do. We will never feel the kind of … Read More