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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 SolutionThe No-Cry Potty Training SolutionThe 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.

Are you about to plan your child’s birthday party? Perhaps it's the memorable first birthday, the one with the entire toddler mommy-and-me class invited, or your preschooler's classroom event. No matter how you are celebrating there are some key factors to keep in mind to reduce the stress and enjoy this fun milestone.
White noise sounds are steady, unobtrusive, relaxing sounds, such as rainfall, ocean waves or a mother’s heartbeat. White noise can help many babies to relax and fall asleep more easily – and stay asleep longer. Here are four reasons why white noise works to help your child sleep:
After giving a parenting lecture one day, a mother approached me complaining that her two-year-old was constantly whining, getting into everything and making her very frustrated. Trying to lighten the mood, I suggested that when she became annoyed, she should tell her toddler three things: “Grow up!” - “Act your age!” - “Don’t be such a baby!” We both laughed. Because, obviously, her child was in the process of growing up, was indeed acting his age, and was still a baby!
Lots of little kids never want to take a bath! They don’t cooperate and it becomes a battle of wills. Here are some tips if you have a little bath-avoider!
Are you getting frustrated with the endless stream of advice you get from other people about how to raise your child? You may love your friends and family, but how do you get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted advice?
When children are immersed in play they usually put their entire soul into the activity. It is this intensity that allows them to absorb so much about the world in the early years of their life. They are always learning, always taking in something new. Because of this intensity it can be very hard for a child to switch from one activity to another without first making a mental adjustment.   Kids Get Very Focused on Their Play  
Ever try convincing a wide-awake child to go to bed? Not an easy task! Instead of bedtime battles, you can work with your child’s natural body clock so that he’s actually tired when his bedtime arrives. Did anyone ever tell you, “You can’t make a child sleep, but you can make him go to bed.”
Sleep (or lack of sleep) affects all 24 hours of your child’s day (and therefore, all 24 hours of YOUR day!) The quality and quantity of your child’s sleep influences his mood, behavior, health, and even brain development. Adequate, restful sleep is a vital component for your child’s healthy, happy life. Here are 5 things you may not know about sleep.
Does your child wake up slowly with no appetite first thing in the morning? That’s a challenge worth solving because by the time the breakfast hour rolls around she might not have had anything to eat for as long as twelve to eighteen hours. This early nutrition is critically important to her health and well-being, so it's worth the effort to find creative ways to convince her to have some breakfast.
Assigning children household chores is one of the best ways to build self-esteem and a feeling of competence. Regular chores establish helpful habits and good attitudes about work. Having chores also teaches valuable lessons about life and creates an understanding that there are jobs that must be done to run a household. Children who grow up perceiving chores as a normal part of life will find the flow into adulthood much easier than those without responsibility will.   Choose age appropriate jobs for children.
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