Posts Tagged "habits"

Sleep is Like a Puzzle

Posted on Feb 1, 2019

When it comes to teaching healthy sleep habits, I talk a lot about building a puzzle – ensuring you’ve got all the elements you need and successfully piecing them together. The good news: in normally developing children, Mother Nature has provided the individual puzzle pieces that allow for healthy sleep. They’re all there! Nothing needs to be designed or recreated. In other words, your child – infant, toddler or otherwise – is fully...

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During a recent trip to Whole Foods, a small, strategically-placed package of chocolate caught my eye at check-out. The label said the product had 1mg of melatonin per piece, and users should take no more than four pieces. I had to laugh because, when it comes to chocolate, I have minimal restraint. “Watch out for that stuff,” cautioned the lady in line behind me. “Oh! You’ve tried it?” I asked. “No,” she said. “But people don’t use...

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Bedtime vs. Asleep Time

Posted on Sep 4, 2015

Whether you’re just beginning your sleep-teaching journey, or have been at it for some time, you’ve likely been told to establish a bedtime routine.   It’s true! Children at all ages – even in early infancy – thrive on consistency. Consistency provides predictability and comfort. We love consistency, but strive for consistently healthy habits over consistently bad habits.   Even with a ‘routine,’ some parents – and children...

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