Now that the school year is in full swing, cold and flu viruses will make their way through classrooms and families. Just because everyone else is getting sick doesn't mean your child has to too. There are a few simple things that can help keep your child's immune system strong and reduce the likelihood of getting sick or at least reduce the severity and duration of illness should they catch a cold or flu virus. Read the rest of this entry »
Many parents have observed a correlation between over-tiredness and hyperactivity in their young children. What I recently learned and may come as a surprise to many parents out there is how significant an impact poor sleep can have on a child's behavior and ability to function in school. Read the rest of this entry »
Many parents have experienced challenges with bedtime at least once during parenthood. In this day and age, there are many "experts" out there willing to share their advice (some for free, and some for a price) on how to get your children to sleep. It should go without saying that what works for one family, doesn't necessarily work for another; however, with the availability of information and pressure to do things the "right" way, many parents have lost the ability to tap into their intuition and do what is best for their own child and family situation. Read the rest of this entry »
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