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Tag: parenting advice

Autism and Sleep

Every parent deals with sleep troubles at some point. At the least, most children experience at least one sleep regression during their childhood, and this is normal. For families who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, achieving a full-night’s sleep may feel like a never-ending trial. For these families, sleep is not a problem that…

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Baby Sleep: Green Your Nursery

It’s chic to be green these days, and if you’re considering a green nursery (where you baby sleeps), you aren’t alone. Did you know that a standard crib mattress might contain some pretty harsh chemicals and materials? These include antibacterials, commercial waterproofers, nanoparticles used as waterproofing or antibacterial agents, polyurethane, synthetic latex, vinyl, and antimony,…

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United We Stand: The Importance of Consistent Parenting, By Erin Anderson

Written by Erin Anderson As it is with many things in life (including baby sleep), consistency is key when it comes to parenting.  It gives children a sense of security and predictability. It also helps create healthy boundaries and clear expectations of behavior.  Children learn at an early age what they can expect from their…

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The Sleep Lady on Co-Sleeping

Co-sleeping is a topic that I have wanted to write about for years, and it’s a huge topic. So instead of attempting to address everything in one article, I’ve decided to do a series of co-sleeping articles. Let me begin by saying that I am not against co-sleeping. I believe that you have to find…

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Baby Sleep: The Upside to Routines

Written by Meagan Klipstein, Certified Gentle Sleep Coach Many adults have a negative association with the word routines. To them a routine is the same thing as being in a rut and adults are bombarded with the idea that being in a rut is something that we should avoid. But for children a routine is not…

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The Importance of Sleep

Everyone knows that sleep is important (especially baby sleep). Adults need an average of seven to eight hours of sleep each night, minimum, in order to function normally. That means that when you get adequate sleep, you will be able think clearly, focus, and your mood will be elevated. Recently, there has been some new research…

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Toddler Sleep Problems: Power Struggles

Written by Gentle Sleep Coach Tracy Spackman I often feel like I’m doing “Creative Parenting”. I have 5 children and I found that I need to frequently mix up my method to keep it working when it comes to getting the kids to do what I want them to do. My 9 year old was…

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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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