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Holiday Gifts That Will Help Your Child Calm Down

  Most young children could be described as “active” but if your child is “REALLY active“, how do you help him calm down?  Parents often struggle to find toys and activities to that don’t rev kids up even more, especially at certain times of the day.  Everyone needs to relax, right? Check out these toysRead more

Preventing After School Meltdowns

Jenna is a kindergartener who loves school.  She enthusiastically goes each day and is one of the more engaged students in the class.  By all accounts, her first month of kindergarten has been a huge success and her parents are relieved and happy that all is well at school. But once Jenna gets home, thingsRead more

Two Proven Products That Will Help Your Child Sleep

“He’s been up since 4:30 am,” a tired parent told me at preschool drop-off.  This was not an isolated incident.  This particular 3 year old was up early every morning.  Maybe not 4:30 am early but 5:00 or 5:30 am early which, let’s face it, is EARLY.  Every parent knows that they are not reallyRead more

Night Terrors? Try The Lully Sleep Guardian

Night terrors.  If you’ve never experienced them, you may think they are no big deal, similar to a bad dream.  But if you are one of the many parents who have a toddler with night terrors, you understand why they are called “night terrors” because your child is out of their mind, inconsolable, and completelyRead more

Letting Your Child Fail

Children (and adults) love to be successful. However, they often have trouble understanding that the keys to success are dedication and determination, not fixed skill or ability. Failure is not often held in high regard – especially when it comes to parenting. Parents strive each day to seek a successful future for their child andRead more

Peek A Boo! Play To Help With Separation Anxiety

  When infants are given clear and consistent messages about your departure and return, they will learn to trust in you and see the world around them as predictable.   Your baby can find a hidden toy under a blanket.  Congratulations, that means your baby has developed object permanence!   Infants begin to develop aRead more

A Social Story: Going To Bed

Social stories help prepare children for transitions and experiences.  You can modify this one, about a bedtime routine, to fit the needs of your child.  Have fun with it!  Draw illustrations together or google images of children going to bed if you want to add a visual (animals sleeping might be fun too because everyoneRead more

Bedtime Struggles

My teenager loves to sleep. So much so that he will avoid sleepovers, lock-ins, even camp-outs if he thinks it will disturb his sleep. His bed is like a big cloud – special pillows, a featherbed, heavy blankets. Simply put, bedtime is his favorite time. But this wasn’t always the case…Read more