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Help For the Childproofing Nightmares

“I feel like my son is a caged lion,” lamented a tired mom I recently spoke with.  Hmmm.  How so? Apparently her little whippersnapper of a 2.5 year old is well-versed in hiding. And roaming around. In the middle of the night. She explained that he had been a crib jumper and because of the […]

Book Review: Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!

I recently discovered the book, Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! by Martha Heineman Peiper and illustrated by Jo Gershman, which is a book about how a child (actually, the character is a kangaroo!) learns how to understand the cause of his bad dreams that often have him running to his parents’ room in […]

Can Children Develop a Sleep Debt?

Imagine walking around all day carrying a backpack loaded with bricks.  That is the analogy most often used to explain a sleep debt. Each night that you either go to bed an hour later, or get up an hour earlier, will result in a brick being added to your “backpack.”  But we aren’t usually talking […]