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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.

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.
When you are 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? Here are a few tips on how to make this a successful beginning to a valuable friendship.
Babies love new places! There’s so much to investigate and new things to touch. But many people aren’t too happy to have your little one crawling or toddling freely about the house exploring everything in sight. While you think its adorable that Baby found the Tupperware, your host may not think it’s cute that her tidy cabinet has been rearranged by sticky baby hands. If your host has a big heart she’ll let you know that your baby’s exploring is okay. But even then, you run the risk of your baby breaking or losing something.
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.
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