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 19, 2018

Frustrated by night wakings? You may have done all the "right" things by keeping an eye on age-appropriate awake times, scheduled your naps just right, plenty of good outdoor activity during "up times", early bed time, helped your little on...

April 15, 2018

For many parents, crying is a trigger. They shift into a mode that swoops in to fix the crying, stopping it so that their baby doesn't feel the emotions that they themselves associate with crying.

But all crying is not always emotional. Fo...

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 12, 2018

I know it's hard because it hurts like the Dickens but ... don't give a big reaction.

It becomes entertaining for them. They don't actually realize they are causing you pain but they learn to enjoy the cause and effect of "If I do this, mu...

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?


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