Managing Separation Anxiety

Managing Separation Anxiety

Managing Separation Anxiety I remember when I had my first child and couldn’t fathom leaving her! As time went on and we became more attached, that feeling deepened. Yet, I also felt the need to have a little time to myself. Thankfully, with our parents nearby to...
Mastering the Transition from Crib to Bed

Mastering the Transition from Crib to Bed

Mastering the Transition from Crib to Bed Transitioning from a crib to a big kid bed is a milestone for both parents and children, but it requires thoughtful consideration and preparation. If you’re unsure about the timing and approach to this situation, let’s...
Who Takes the Lead on Bedtime?

Who Takes the Lead on Bedtime?

Who Takes the Lead on Bedtime? When I begin crafting a sleep plan with a family, a common question arises: who should lead the bedtime routine? Can this role be interchangeable, and can different individuals handle various steps of the routine? Let’s delve into...
How to Encourage your Child to Stay in their Room

How to Encourage your Child to Stay in their Room

How to Encourage your Child to Stay in their Room For many parents, the milestone of their child sleeping through the night is life changing. I know it certainly was for me! Night wakings aren’t just inconvenient, they are exhausting. I struggled to navigate the...
Managing Bedtime Anxiety with Co-regulation

Managing Bedtime Anxiety with Co-regulation

Managing Bedtime Anxiety with Co-regulation Bedtime can instigate anxiety for both children and adults, underscoring the importance of employing effective strategies. Many young children grapple with fears related to the dark, separation from parents, or the overall...
Sleep Perfectionism: Practical Tips to Ease Anxiety

Sleep Perfectionism: Practical Tips to Ease Anxiety

We work so hard as mothers to do the best for our children, and this applies to sleep, especially for those of us who have worked so hard to create a consistent bedtime routine. But what happens when we strive for “perfect” sleep 24-7? Sleep perfectionism can sneak...