The Wonderful World of Naps

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I have always noticed that naps in the United States are taken much less seriously (and even discouraged) than in other countries around the world. But why?  Naps have been shown to have many benefits.  It improve alertness, performance and even your overall mood, and for children, who are still learning, growing and developing, it’s even more important. As a … Read More

Back to school

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  Meeting the sleep needs of our children is so challenging these days considering the social demands of today. What I can tell you is that we can only do our best to meet all the needs of children based on what is possible. The most accurate way to know if a child’s bedtime works for him/her is the ease … Read More

The Early Bedtime

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I am a huge advocate of proper bed times.  Babies need so much more sleep than adults do, and should be going to bed much earlier than we do.  I saw this article from earlier this year, and thought I share it because it follows a lot of my practices with clients.  It’s more than just the act of sleeping … Read More