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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 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.

help baby sleep without motion
  Rocking babies to sleep is a very natural way to help them sleep, and human beings have been doing it since the beginning of time. It makes sense that babies often nap better when we recreate womb-like experiences. They love to sleep in warm, cozy, slightly noisy, gently moving places, so parents often use all sorts of motion to put their baby to sleep - rocking chairs, baby swings, sling carriers.
Handle dawdling without getting frustrated
“Hurry up!” “We need to go!” “Get moving!” Sound familiar? It is hard not to get frustrated when you are trying to get everyone out the door, on to the next activity, or ready for bed. It is even more frustrating when your attempts seem to slow everyone down even further rather than speed them up. To get a better handle on this, let’s talk about why kids dawdle, and what you can do to help…   Kid-Time
Other People's Unruly Children
We’ve all been in a situation where you’re at a friend or relative’s house, the playground, or even at the grocery store, and their child is being rowdy, rude or disruptive. The parent stands by and does nothing to correct his or her unruly child, which leaves you to question how – and if – you should handle this situation.
kids having fun
Nothing exciting happening? Kids bored this weekend? Try one of these free and easy ideas for things to do with your kids – they’ll provide a ton of fun: 1. Decorate the house for the next holiday. Break out the ribbons, bows, construction paper, wrapping paper, balloons and anything else that can be used for decorations. And don’t forget to decorate the chairs and table, too!
happy family
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 care 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.
Sleeping Toddler
While you want your child to get good quality sleep—the amount of sleep your child gets is just as vitally important. Your child’s health, development, and temperament are dependent upon how much sleep he gets both during the day and at night.
Sleeping Toddler
Does your preschooler reject the idea of taking a nap? Are you wondering if naptime is a thing of the past? Energetic children don’t understand the physical benefits of sleep; they see naps as an unwanted interruption in their day. If kids were given the choice they’d never sleep – day or night – until they simply fell over! Leaving the decision to nap up to your child, then, is like allowing her to choose between vegetables or cookies for dinner.
It’s one of the secrets of parenthood: Not just children get separation anxiety! Many parents are unprepared for the feelings of sadness and emptiness they have when separated from their children. The emotions that pop up when you leave your child with a babysitter or when you watch your child drive away in the school bus can span from a dull ache all the way to worry and panic.  
Grumpy Preschooler
The first time your preschooler talks back to you it’s usually just an honest emotion being expressed: “No. I don’t want to!” The problem is not your child’s lack of desire to do what you want him to, since he’s entitled to his feelings. The problem stems from the way in which his opinion is voiced, and the pattern that this can set.
So, your baby is keeping you up at night? You’re desperate for sleep and the title of this post seemed liked the Holy Grail? You want to believe it could be true, that there is a magical answer out there.
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