Archive for 'Sleep'

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Helping children overcome their fear of the dark. Fear of the Dark Does your child dread going to bed because of a fear of the dark?  It’s not uncommon for children to feel this way. In [...]

How Personality Affects Children’s Sleep

How Personality Affects Children’s Sleep

A look at how your child’s temperament affects his sleep cycle. Temperament and Sleep Many experts say that sleep is a learned behavior and that as parents part of our job is to help our children [...]

Helping a Child with Nightmares and Night Terrors

Helping a Child with Nightmares and Night Terrors

Is your child having frequent nightmares? It may have more to do with where your child is at developmentally than anything else. Sleep researchers have discovered that children dream far more than adults. For example, studies [...]

Effective Bedtime Routines for Kids

Effective Bedtime Routines for Kids

How to get kids to go to bed without a fuss. Bedtime Routines No matter how cozy and comfy your child’s bedroom is, young children can still hate to part from mom and dad and head [...]

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Thumb-sucking

Baby Bottles, Pacifiers and Thumb-sucking

That bedtime bottle may soothe your baby tonight, but the milk or juice inside it could lead to major dental problems tomorrow. Sucking is a normal, natural reflex for infants. Besides the fact that without this [...]

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

Helping Children With Fear of the Dark

When the bogeyman just won’t go away. When does that fear of the dark become a true phobia? Is your child afraid of the dark? For many children, especially preschoolers, the bogeyman is a very real [...]

The Cause of Night Waking in Children

The Cause of Night Waking in Children

Why young kids sometimes have trouble sleeping. Night Waking Most parents have experienced it; their children have developed good sleeping habits when suddenly they begin to wake up at night. Night waking is a common occurrence [...]

The Latest News on the Family Bed

The Latest News on the Family Bed

The latest research on the family bed has concluded that co-sleeping has no impact on a young child’s intellectual or social development.  The study, led by the Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York, [...]

Bed Timing – Sleep Tips for Kids

Bed Timing – Sleep Tips for Kids

When it comes to getting our kids to sleep, nature doesn’t always take its curse.   The book Bed Timing by Dr. Marc Lewis and Dr. Isabela Granic offer advice to parents for getting their children [...]