No-Cry Solution Series Author
Elizabeth Pantley is a parent educator, mother of four, and the author of the now-classic baby sleep book, The No-Cry Sleep Solution, as well as six other books in the series, including The No-Cry Separation Anxiety Solution, The No-Cry Potty Training Solution, The No-Cry Discipline Solution, The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution, plus other successful parenting books. She is known worldwide as the practical, reasonable voice of respectful parenting.
You likely know that it’s developmentally normal for your baby not to sleep through the night; frequent waking to eat helps them grow and develop in healthy ways. At the same time, new babies can be exhausting for the parents who are living with sleep deprivation! As you’ve likely noticed, the quality and quantity of your sleep can affect your entire life. Getting adequate, rest is essential to your health and well-being; and it adds to your ability to be a great parent. The following are five helpful tips for improving adult sleep:
If you’re an angry mom, you know how difficult it can be not only for you, but also for your family. Here are five concrete ways to help you keep your cool.
This post is about preparing your child so they don’t have to adjust to a mask if they have to wear one. No matter your opinion on the topic, your kid may need to wear a mask at some point.
Most often, the Big Three – whining, fussing and tantrums – are caused by a child’s inability to express or control their emotions. They have huge feelings bottled up inside and they don’t know how to deal with them. This is further complicated by the influence of other people’s demands and external conditions.
Music is wonderful for babies’ development! If you can’t carry a tune, don’t fret! There are lots of ways to bring music into your baby's life.
When you’re a dog owner and it’s time to welcome a brand new (human) member to your family, what is the best way to introduce the two of them? How can you get them started on the right foot so that they can form a close relationship? Here are a few tips on how to orchestrate a successful beginning to a valuable friendship. Plan ahead Before you bring your baby home, prepare your pet, if you can:
Parenting is a more than full time job. You’re constantly busy and likely stressed from handling a million tasks from morning ‘til night—and everywhere in between. What with taking of your children, your own work and other responsibilities, you rarely have even a brief moment to take care of yourself. Healthy eating and exercise gets thrown to the wayside, sleep is disrupted, and self-care seems almost impossible. While these sacrifices are done in the name of love and responsibility, all this sacrificing can eventually backfire. What happens when you disregard your own needs?
Wait, what? Crawling is a huge part of babyhood! Every parent wonders when their baby is going to start crawling and how they can get their baby moving. Yet it is not a milestone? Sitting unassisted, standing, and cruising from object to object ... these are physical developmental milestones, but crawling – nope, not on the list! Crawling is not considered a milestone is because not all babies crawl.
You’ve decided that the time is here. Your child is ready. You’re ready. So what’s next?
Parents have many ideas about how to help their little ones sleep better, and one of them is to keep their children up late to make them extra tired for bedtime. They hope that if their child is “really tired” he will sleep better. The problem is that this often backfires — because the child becomes over-tired. Keep doing this and he could become chronically sleep deprived.
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