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The Sleep Lady Shuffle: How to Gently Sleep Train your Baby

The Sleep Lady Shuffle: How to Gently Sleep Train your Baby When many parents think of sleep coaching, they automatically draw images of screaming babies and children in a room alone while the parent hides and pretends that the crying isn’t killing them. Most parents just can’t do that. It’s not fair to the child,…

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4 Ways to Help Your Child Answer Anxious Questions

Guest Post Written by Renee Jain If your child is anxious, it’s likely they do something I like to call what-iffing: “What if I don’t get asked to the dance?” “What if you run out of gas and can’t pick me up from school?” “What if we get robbed?” “What if… [insert your child’s anxious thought…

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Your Top 9 Sleep Questions Answered

Answers to Your Top 9 Baby Sleep Problems Did you know that 30% of parents report a baby’s sleep problem in the first 5 years? If you are reading this article please know you are not alone! In my over 25 years of working with tired parents, I have noticed a trend of the top…

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When Should I Night Wean My Toddler?

Would you like me to answer your baby sleep problem in my next video? If so, click on the button to the right that says “Click Here to Ask the Sleep Lady” and submit your question. I will pick several questions a month to answer and post them here on the blog! Hi, Kim West,…

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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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Separation Anxiety and Your Baby’s Sleep

Just last week your baby was the life of the party. She loved being passed around to grandma, your neighbors, and smiled that adorable smile at everyone in the grocery store. Today, though? She’s clingy, fussy, and screams for you whenever anyone, even your partner tries to come near her. Suddenly the bedtime routine has…

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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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