Sleep. It’s up there with eating and tantrums as a stress-causing subject for parents. And isn’t there just so many ideas, action plans and tools for change online or offered by well-meaning grandparents, caregivers, friends? We bet you could even … Continue reading
A guest post by Claire Rosina Separating at bedtime has been a struggle for our 2-year-old for quite some time and I have done a lot of Staylistening with him on this emotional project of his. But lately, … Continue reading
My nine year old son usually falls right asleep at night. This has been such a blessing for me and quite contrary to his younger sister who likes to stay up late. On one particular night he was jumping out … Continue reading
One of the mothers in my ongoing support group has a 2-year-old daughter who had a really hard time falling asleep. This is her story: Ever since our sweet little daughter was an infant we had to help her fall … Continue reading
By the time she was three months old, my entire life was focused on helping my baby daughter get some good sleep. I hired two sleep consultants, read every book on sleep available, but found no answers or magic cures. What I knew I could not do was leave her alone to “cry it out”.
When my daughter was around two, I was ready for her to move to her own bed. I knew helping children sleep in their own beds could be challenging, and I wanted the transition to be as easy as possible for her, so I thought naptime, instead of bedtime, would be the best way to slowly introduce this idea.
The night before last, my three-year-old, awoke at 4:30 am crying and very scared. He kept asking, “Is someone gonna come?” He had watched Kung Fu Panda with us earlier that day, a movie that he’s seen many times and … Continue reading
I collected my 6-year-old-daughter from school and was sad to see she was holding an ice-pack on her knee. She was not crying and had clearly done it some time before. In fact she seemed happy enough. The teacher explained … Continue reading
Hi Hand in Hand Parenting, My almost 3 1/2 year old is having an especially hard time right now with family coming to visit. He has always had an extremely high need for connection. He still needs to sleep right … Continue reading