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Daylight Savings 2022 – Prevent A Super Early Morning

In September, I start getting questions about Daylight Savings… How do I prevent an early morning wake-up? Is this going to throw everything off? Should I adjust the schedule in advance? Why do we even do this? These are great questions and this article will answer all but the last one! Daylight savings is ridiculous…

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Preventing Scary Halloween Sleep!

The Halloween costumes are bought and your kids are SO excited for trick or treat, but in the back of your head you’re thinking “trick or treat is going to kill my kids’ sleep!”  If you are anything like me, you don’t want to be a scrooge (wrong holiday!), but you really want your kids…

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Nighttime Potty Training

Ready For Nighttime Potty Training?

So your toddler is officially potty trained during the day! 🎉 Now the question is when to start working on nighttime potty training… During toddler sleep consultations, I get a lot of questions about how to handle nighttime potty training. My #1 piece of advice? I learned firsthand when it comes to potty training day…

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#1 Tool For Decreasing Tantrums

My #1 Tool For Decreasing Tantrums

Have you ever been having a disagreement with your spouse or partner and you are both holding strong on your position?  One or both of you may say something like this…  “No, you’re wrong. It’s this…” or “That doesn’t make any sense.” What happens inside you???  For most of us, our natural reaction is for…

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Offering Choices

The Power of Offering Children Choices

“I don’t want the blue cup, I want the red cup!” As parents, it’s amazing to us how quickly the wrong-colored cup can bring on full-blown temper tantrum, but here we are with a child melting down over what seems like nothing to us.  When I hear stories like this during a child behavior consultation,…

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Back to school sleep prep tips

Back To School Sleep Prep Tips

It’s that time again! Back to school for kiddos! This means we are sharing our back-to-school sleep prep tips! For parents that have been trying to keep their kids busy and from not being “bored” all summer, school starting is a huge sigh of relief! We’ll miss the lazy days of summer, but I don’t…

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Preschool and Kindergarten Prep: Behavior

Last week, I wrote about helping maintain healthy sleep habits as your preschooler or kindergartener starts school. This week, we are going to focus on preschool and kindergarten prep, but focusing on behavior! While our sweet little loves are so smart, their brains won’t be fully developed until they are 25 years old. While their…

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preschool and Kindergarten Prep Sleep Tips

Preschool and Kindergarten Prep Sleep Tips

Have you seen the article floating around about children with good sleep habits adjusting better to kindergarten than their sleepier classmates?  It just makes sense!  Children who regularly get an adequate amount of sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health. All of these factors will help children with the transition…

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Bringing Zen Back To Bedtime – Zenimal Kids Product Review

One thing that I recommend for parents of toddlers or big kids who are experiencing bedtime challenges is to incorporate mindfulness into the bedtime routine.  Most parents are game, but some don’t know much about mindfulness, why it is important or how to teach their children mindfulness. If you fall in that camp, let’s explore…

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How To Avoid Derailing Sleep On The Fourth Of July

How To Avoid Derailing Sleep On The Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July always kicked off what I call the great debate in our house: fireworks or no fireworks for our twin boys. I was always team fireworks and you can guess what team my husband was on! (aka no fun😜) I always wanted the boys to be able to enjoy all that the…

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How Dads Can Help With Sleep Training

How Dads Can Help With Sleep Training: Father’s Day Special Edition

“How can Dads help with sleep training?” is a question my sleep coaching clients ask me A LOT.  When baby arrives, Dads oftentimes feel a little left out and like they can’t do much to help.  I remember my husband sharing these feelings with me when our boys were newborns.  Many Dads want to be…

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Sleep and Summer Vacation- Tips For Your Family

Sleep and Summer Vacation: Tips For Your Family

Thinking about sleep & summer vacation can bring on a full blown anxiety-fest in parents. “What if my baby doesn’t sleep on vacation?” “How can our toddler nap when we are on vacation?” “Is this vacation going to completely derail sleep?” We want to enjoy ourselves, but as any parent knows, overtired kiddos can be…

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