Tag Archive: Sleep Deprivation

For the sake of sleep: 2 things to do today

No doubt you’ve heard me say this before, but sleep is really the cornerstone of your child’s health. And unfortunately, kids (and teens in particular) don’t often get the amount they need. Over time this can add up to increased stress, anxiety, meltdowns, poor health, headaches, and a decline in their academic achievement. Sleep is…

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Tips for a resistant sleeper

Got a resistant sleeper? You know the one. The one who pulls out every last bedtime stall technique and sweetly calls your name…repetitively at 3am…until you drag yourself into his room for a midnight tuck in and/or cuddle. If you hadn’t guessed, we do have a resistant sleeper and have been through more than our…

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Crazy and funny truths about sleep and children

It’s Friday, and I’m in a let’s lighten up and laugh at ourselves sort of mood. Besides, we’d never make it through this parenting gig if we couldn’t find the humor in some of the stuff that we go through. Since we talked about sleep this week (lack of it, more specifically), I’ve gathered some…

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Beauty Sleep

Beauty sleep, apparently it’s no myth. I’m over at Our Mommyhood today, extolling the virtues of sleep. I know that we have all heard this before but for some reason, way too many of us fall short. I always need a good reminder to get back on track. Sleep is that important. So, go check out…

Desperate for Sleep

Yesterday morning I woke up to find the following e-mail in my inbox. Boy, did this sound familiar. All too familiar and I could easily relate to this mother writing to me at one o’clock in the morning…desperate for sleep. Desperate for some kind of solution. Just plain desperate. I have been there. Her words…

My Sleep Make Over

Sleep. We all want it. We all need it. And yet, most of us don’t get enough of it. We all know how important sleep is in our lives. We know what a precious commodity it is. We spend time worrying if our children are getting enough of it. So, why are so many of…