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
Whether your child is still a baby, a preschooler or is already school age, most children will go through a phase of separation anxiety at some point. In today's blog post we discuss how to help your child get through the phases of separation anxiety and help them get grounded. Helping your child ... Read More about Tips to Ease Separation Anxiety: Baby to School Age
Have you experienced the 11am nap trap? If your child has just transitioned from 2 naps to 1 nap (usually between 14-18 months old) you may have noticed this phase we call the '11am Nap Trap'. This phase happens when you have a child who is so tired mid-morning that they can't even make it to the ... Read More about The 11am Nap Trap: How you can help your child break the cycle.
There is just so much going with toddlers at this age. Cognitively they know exactly what they want but verbally they just can't get it out so they have a temper tantrum: scream, cry, throw themselves as a way to communicate their upset. How you respond during a temper tantrum will be key in ... Read More about How to Handle a Toddler Temper Tantrum
It's official. My son who just turned 3 years old has recently dropped naptime! No more naps! <Insert my weeping sad face here.> It has been a little while in the making, as sleep was becoming very rare for him in the afternoons. I'm torn. On one hand, it opens up a little more flexibility to ... Read More about No More Naps? How to Survive the Transition
Ah bedtime. You may have a love-hate relationship with it. It can be overwhelming if you feel you are the only one who can put your child to bed. Often, the task of the bedtime routine becomes the job of one parent, either by necessity as one parent may not be consistently available due to work, or ... Read More about Are you the only one who can put your baby to bed? Tips for sharing the sleep routine