Tired of “Callbacks and Curtain Calls” After Lights Out? Try Bedtime Tickets!

Bedtime tickets are a quick and easy way to manage those “callbacks and curtain calls” that all kids like to make after the bedtime routine is over. Callbacks are those requests your children make when they call you back to their room after the bedtime routine is over for “just one more thing.”  They might … Continue reading Tired of “Callbacks and Curtain Calls” After Lights Out? Try Bedtime Tickets!

How Should I Deal with My Child’s Nightmares or Sleep Terrors?

Let’s first talk about the differences between nightmares and sleep terrors. A nightmare is a bad dream that causes a child to wake up with feelings of fear. Nightmares are very common in young children. Most will seek out a parent after a nightmare and most will also recall them in the morning. Nightmares usually … Continue reading How Should I Deal with My Child’s Nightmares or Sleep Terrors?

Why doesn’t your child sleep well? The two mistakes you may be making during your child’s bedtime routine

The bad news: you may be making two common mistakes during your preschool- or elementary-aged child’s bedtime routine that are keeping your child from sleeping well. The good news: both mistakes are easy to fix! Mistake number one: Staying with your child until he or she is completely asleep.  Parents often ask me, “Why does … Continue reading Why doesn’t your child sleep well? The two mistakes you may be making during your child’s bedtime routine

How to make your preschool and school-age child’s bedroom very safe

There are so many reasons why you might want to make sure that your preschool and school-aged child’s bedroom is very safe. Perhaps your child is about to make the transition from a crib to a bed or has begun to sleepwalk at night. Maybe you’d like to be able to leave your preschool child in his … Continue reading How to make your preschool and school-age child’s bedroom very safe

Do you wonder if your child needs a sleep study? And, if your child is already scheduled for one, here’s how to make this easier for your child

Do you ever wonder if your child might benefit from a sleep study? Or, has your child already been scheduled for one? You might wonder what is involved and how to make your child more comfortable during this procedure.  You might also wonder whether your child will be able to tolerate the necessary sensations for the … Continue reading Do you wonder if your child needs a sleep study? And, if your child is already scheduled for one, here’s how to make this easier for your child

What should I do if my child wakes up too early?

You’ve done everything right at bedtime and your little cherub sleeps well all night, but…now your child is waking up at 4am every day!  What to do?  Try some of the options below. Improve Your Child’s Bedroom Environment Does your child’s room get bright too early?  Try blinds, blackout or dark curtains, or even pieces … Continue reading What should I do if my child wakes up too early?