August 2, 2018

Is your little one ready to learn to sleep independently?

Learning to sleep is like learning to fall.

You are very hands-on and protective of your newborn, more so than your Kindergartner who falls off his bike but hops right back on after he...

April 24, 2018

 After the holidays, you told yourself, "Right! This year we're going to get serious about helping our little one get better sleep."

You've read a few blogs and have whittled it all down to a handful of approaches that you feel comfortable...

April 21, 2018

Resilience is such a buzzword these days. So is SLEEP TRAINING.

When we hear "Resilience" our spirits are lifted and we soar with the hope of tackling insurmountable obstacles and coming out on the other side victorious.

Teaching a young chil...

April 13, 2018

How do you occupy your other children while helping your baby get to sleep?

Explain to your children in simple terms that baby needs your help to sleep. Explain that once the baby is asleep, Mummy will have time to spend with them.

They m...

April 10, 2018

Some things I hear parents say:

  • “My baby needs me to do X to fall asleep.”

  • “If I do everything right (routine, nutrition, environment, temperature) he must sleep, right?”

  • “Tell me what to do to make him sleep.”

Here’s the pro...

April 6, 2017

Circadian Rhythm is another phrase for your baby's "biological clock". It syncs real time with their internal time. Use this time to help your baby get into a sleep/wake rhythm.

It is incredibly accurate how your baby's biological clock ad...

November 27, 2016

It is our role to help our babies, toddlers and young children learn to manage their own emotions. One way that we do this is to model to them how we ourselves cope with their own strong feelings.

A toddling baby falls down and bumps their h...

November 25, 2016

Think back to a time when you messed up. Someone in authority reacted harshly. Remember those feelings and thoughts you had in the moment. How did you feel about yourself, your relationship to that person, your place in the world?


November 24, 2016

A toddler bites her friend when he won't share the toy she desires. A baby throws his food on the floor. A preschooler draws on her bedroom wall.

Depending on your own upbringing, many parents might utilize a time out or sharp tap on the han...

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Pets and children can share a remarkable relationship–there is something extraordinary about the bond that develops between a child and their special playmate. Apart from companionship, there are many other benefits for children sharing th...

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