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Tag: parenting advice

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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Why the Ability to Self-Soothe is Important

I think that the term ‘self soothe’ has received a bad reputation. People misunderstand what it actually means, and immediately reach the conclusion that ‘self-soothing’ involves parents ignoring their children, lots of crying, and even neglect. This is unfortunate, as self-soothing is an important life skill, not only when your baby is young, but as…

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The Top 17 Most Common Sleep Questions…Answered

Have you heard of Kids in the House? It’s a great parenting resource, built upon the idea that there IS no parenting manual, and everyone is looking for answers. I am honored to be part of this amazing project. Their website contains literally thousands of 60-second (or less) videos on the topics that you are…

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Handling the Sleep Training Guilt

As parents, we are bombarded with well-intended advice. Nearly every parent has a friend, family member, or co-worker who is convinced that they have the answers. This seems to be especially true of anything to do with helping your baby sleep. When it comes to sleep (and sleep training), everyone with kids (and some without)…

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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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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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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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