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The Shift to Daylight Saving Time Continues to Torment

Whining increased?  Meltdowns over seemingly insignificant issues pooling on your kitchen floor?   Does it seem as though your child’s communication system has deteriorated to one phrase - “No! You are not the boss of me.” 

March 17, 2024

The Secrets to Successful Nap Times

Naps are a critical component of your child’s total sleep quota.  But getting your child to nap can be a struggle.  

March 10, 2024

Girl sleeps with teddy bear
January 7, 2024


For more information on sleep, read my books, "Raising Your Spirited Baby", "Raising Your Spirited Child" and/or "Sleepless in America". Or, go to my website at to download the free brochure on children and sleep.

December 3, 2023


The demands of being a parent can feel relentless. Frequent meltdowns wear you down, and leave you feeling powerless to stop them, but you are not. Today, Lynn and I offer you four effective strategies to lower stress by preventing some of the meltdowns from occurring in the first place.

November 26, 2023

March 29, 2023

July 8, 2022

What’s your evening like? Does it set everyone up for a peaceful bedtime? 

May 30, 2021

May 25, 2021

Child on bed playing with clock

On Sunday, March 12 we spring forward one hour.   It is the perfect springboard into power struggles over bedtime and wake up routines because our body clock does not switch as quickly as the clock on our phone.  

February 13, 2017

Child winding back clock

How to Deal with the Fall Time Change and Its Impact on Bed and Wake Times

October 28, 2015

Taking the Fight out of Bed and Naptime: Establishing a Routine that Puts Mother Nature on Your Side

A good night’s sleep doesn’t begin with your bedtime routine.  It starts in the morning.  All day long we make decisions that either help to “set” the body clock, allowing the brain to know when to be awake and when to be asleep, or innocently disrupt it. 

May 21, 2015

Struggling to Get Your Kids to Sleep? Catch the Cues to Make it Easier

If nap or bedtime at your house has become a marathon wrestling match requiring more than 45 minutes of struggle to get the kids down, there may be a simple solution.  Catch the cues – earlier.  

March 30, 2015



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