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Why Parents Lie About Sleep

The Stir recently published an interesting article examining the reasons that parents lie about co-sleeping, which got me thinking about how parents lie about their children’s sleep, period. It’s astonishing to me how many parents do not share their struggles, or are afraid to ask for help when they need it, all because of embarrassment,…

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DIY Blackout Curtain for Your Nursery

It seems like whenever you get into a good routine, something changes. Most recently, it seems to be Daylight Savings Time. Whether your main problem is that the sun rises too early in the morning, shines too brightly throughout the day or stays in the sky too late in the evening, the bottom line remains…

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Could Your Toddlers Tantrums Be Caused by Poor Sleep?

I’m sure that you’ve noticed when you don’t sleep well, you’re cranky, short tempered, and not nearly as understanding as nights when you get sufficient sleep. For our children, you may find that they don’t listen as well, are more difficult, and more resistance to your requests. In a recent study conducted by UC Berkley,…

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How to Handle Sleep Coaching Criticism

We all know that parenting is hard work. In fact, it’s one of the hardest, albeit the most rewarding, jobs out there. Being a parent means that you’re responsible for another human being, and if you have more than one child, then that responsibility multiplies. I think that sometimes, well-meaning individuals feel like they know…

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Dealing With Post Partum Depression: An Interview with Dr. Shosh

Huffington Post recently published an article entitled When Post Partum Depression Doesn’t Go Away. Certainly, there are far more new moms out there suffering from post partum depression (PPD) that have been diagnosed, and many just assume that it’s “baby blues”. The fact is that these are two very different things. As always, I want…

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Traveling Through Time Zones

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about travel and how to handle sleep coaching when you’re traveling across the time zones, which happens quite frequently. To help you through this potential travel headache, I’m going to share an excerpt from my book, Good Night, Sleep Tight: Traveling Across Time Zones If you are traveling…

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How Active is Your Toddler?

In a recent article published by Daily Mail, it was revealed that England’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies and her counterparts across Britain have issued a guideline that children under 5 should be getting at least 3 hours of exercise (the kind that makes you huff and puff) every day. While this may…

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Could My Child Have Night Terrors?

  Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, scroll down and submit your question in the comment section below. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog!   Hi, Kim West, the Sleep Lady and in this video…

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Can Being a Stay at Home Parent Lead to Baby Sleep Trouble?

Let me just start this article by saying that I have great respect for all parents. We are all incredibly hard working, dedicated, and loving individuals. For some, that means working out of the home, and for others, it means that we chose to leave the workforce to be home with our children. As parents,…

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