Category: Parenting

Why “Should” is the New 4-Letter Word in Parenting

Article written by Jennifer Denzel, Gentle Sleep Coach  If I had a dollar for every time I have heard a parent say, “I know I should be doing _________”, my children’s college education would be paid for!  There seems to be a trend among parents to not only feel guilty for the things we have…

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Different Sleep Schedules — How to Get Everyone to Sleep

Different Sleep Schedules — How to Get Everyone to Sleep Many families who are welcoming a new baby already have a toddler or preschooler at home. While welcoming a new member of the family is incredibly exciting, it’s also a time of transition. This is especially true where different sleep schedules are concerned. Chances are…

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The Sleep Lady’s 5 Steps to a Happy Family

I recently came across an article by Bruce Feiler entitled 5 Secrets to a Happy Family. Although he claims to not make lists, and that his ‘secrets’ aren’t really secrets, I found the article to hold quite a bit of truth, and a very comprehensive list…for older children. And that got me thinking. His list…

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Attachment Parenting and Baby Sleep Training: Can I have it all?

Many people are surprised to find that I am more in alignment with Attachment Parenting than they may originally think. After all, I am a family therapist and a mom first and foremost. Maybe people make assumptions because when they think ‘attachment parenting’, they think about a mom breastfeeding beyond six months (or even into…

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5 Easy Ways to Help Everyone Sleep

Once we get our little ones sleeping well, often, we parents find that we have trouble going to sleep, or struggle with insomnia. You may be wondering what can you do to ensure that you get enough rest. Thankfully, there are a few simple things that you can do to help yourself get back into…

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Mom Needs Sleep Too! Taking Care of Mom on Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it got me thinking. I spend a lot of time talking about how to help your baby sleep. And baby sleep is important, but mom needs sleep too! When you were pregnant, people may have jokingly advised you to ‘rest up,’ hinting at the countless sleep-deprived nights that…

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Exciting News!

                  Guess what? BabyTalk and Parenting magazine have asked me to join their “dream team of the top experts in all things baby-related” and be a member of their 2013 Editorial Advisory Board! I am honored! I will be called on regularly for my “commentary, insight, and…

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Skip the Food Fights: 10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Healthier

Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli,” the first President Bush infamously stated at a news conference.  His public…

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How to Raise Healthy Eaters: Interview with Dr.Natalie Muth

Interview with Dr. Natalie Muth Natalie Digate Muth, MD, MPH, RD is a community pediatrician and registered dietitian widely recognized for her expertise in childhood obesity, nutrition, and fitness. Her book Eat Your Vegetables! and Other Mistakes Parents Make: Redefining How to Raise Healthy Eaters was released in May 2012. What Dr. Natalie has to…

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