It's not very often that we talk about teenagers and sleep here at Restful Parenting but that doesn't mean it's not important! You may have a newborn, are currently chasing your toddler down for nap times or maybe you're putting your school age child on the bus each day... you may be nowhere near ... Read More about Teenagers and Sleep
If you find your child becomes anxious when bedtime rolls around, you are not alone! The thought of bedtime- being alone and in the dark can cause some real anxiety for some children, but there is a way to help them through it. Having your child spend some fun time in their room and crib can help ... Read More about Bedtime Anxiety? How room and crib play can help with sleep
Elisa here. I know there are a lot of people in the same boat that I was once in. Sleepless nights, short naps, not a single second of the day to yourself. Complete. Exhaustion. I thought I would share my story about how sleep coaching changed my life- because I know it can change yours too! I hope ... Read More about How Sleep Coaching Changed My Life and Can Change Yours Too!
As sleep consultants, we are asked on a regular basis whether or not teething affects a child's sleep, so we thought we would share some tips for teething and sleep. We hear parents saying that teething causes their children to regress in sleep every few weeks. So the question is, does teething ... Read More about Does Teething Affect Sleep? Tips For Teething and Sleep
Sleep regressions are the talk of the town in the sleep world! You might hear about all sorts of sleep regressions at different ages. The anticipation alone can cause some anxiety for some as you prepare for the 4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10 month regressions! Not to mention the 12,14 and 15 month ones! If you ... Read More about Sleep Regressions- What Causes Them and How To Fix Them
There is nothing more frustrating than when your little one naps for only 20-30 minutes at a time! You work so hard to get them to sleep only to have them wake up shortly after! Not to mention the fact that you can't get anything done while they are “napping”! Because of the short naps, they might ... Read More about Naps Too Short? What Causes Short Naps and How to Solve Them
If you have school age children or children in childcare, you may know exactly what I am talking about. The after school chaos! Let me just start by saying that I love my children, I miss them and I DO want to go and get them from school and childcare at the end of the day. Some days though, I dread ... Read More about Taming the End of Day Chaos
Elisa here with a confession: These past two summers have been difficult summers for me as I had a taste of solo parenting! My husband, who is an Educational Assistant in the school board, was out of town these last two summers for Teacher’s College. As any family can appreciate, I knew that it was ... Read More about Solo Parenting: How I managed family life for the summer by myself!
The summer holidays or vacation days during the summer can be a very exciting time for school aged children. Whether they are at home alone or with parents, grandparents, in summer camps or in childcare, their routine will be a little bit different than the routine they follow while they are in ... Read More about Getting Sleep Back on Track After Summer Holidays
You finally get into the groove of planning your day around your child's two daily naps and suddenly, you find yourself with a child that no longer sleeps in the morning. Although this sounds ideal because you can finally spend your mornings getting out to have some fun with your child, you may find ... Read More about What to Expect When Dropping from Two Naps to One