What age do I start teaching my child how to tidy up her toys? How do I even start and what happens when she does not want to help clean up? These are questions that we often hear when we are helping our families with strategies for their toddlers. Read on for some tips and information on how you ... Read More about When and how to teach your child to clean up
If you have been struggling with your child's sleep, you may be spending a lot of time looking for help. There are a ton of books and so much information online, not to mention well meaning online friends dishing out advice, that finding sleep training information can be overwhelming and ... Read More about Why work with a sleep coach?
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!