November 8, 2019

There will come a time (I know, it's heartbreaking) when your child will be ready to cut their nap. This is one of the hardest transitions for families, and I've got some strategies to make the process easier, once you decide the time has come.

My youngest cut her nap...

October 16, 2019

A time change is upon us again! In a few days the clocks will be "falling back" as Daylight Saving ends, but your child's body clock will take a few weeks to catch up. Here's how to be prepared for this unfortunate reality. 

While you may trip over your metaphorica...

September 27, 2019


Wouldn't it be great if your child knew exactly what was expected of them at bedtime, and each night they cooperatively did it in a reasonable amount of time? This is every parent's dream, mine included. We've had a few rough bedtimes lately and I realized it was beca...

August 6, 2019

Notice, Calm and Comfort your own big emotions and shift from reacting in anger to responding with love. 

I had a lot of success with traditional behavior modification strategies as a high school teacher, and then was really disappointed when the logical behavior modifi...

July 23, 2019

I have mixed reviews on the process of going Back To School. For nearly a decade I was a high school Social Studies teacher.  When August came around each Summer I began to have nightmares - literally- about going back to my classroom. I protested responsibility by sta...

June 25, 2019

I get asked about "sleep regressions" at any age, 4 month, 9 month, 12 month, 18 month, 2 year... Every time I do a Q&A or meet with a parent group I'm asked about a loss of skill, or a reversion to earlier behaviors. Typically, I get to the bottom of the sleep problem...

June 20, 2019

I know. I know. I love laying in bed scrolling social media too, my friend. But lately I've been working to incorporate my mindfulness practice into my daily life. It takes work, I'm not gonna lie: vigilance and commitment and a near constant coming back to pay attenti...

June 8, 2019

So many of my clients call me with questions and complaints about the dreaded car nap disaster!! It is brutal - we know our kiddos sleep best at their scheduled nap time, in their own cozy beds, so it’s hard to know that a 5 minute car nap is going to ruin their sleep...

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