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Is Your Child’s Snoring a Problem?

We all know adults that snore, but snoring in children is common, too. According to the National Sleep Association, most children snore occasionally, and approximately ten percent of children snore almost every night. But just because snoring is common doesn’t mean it’s normal! If your child snores, it’s important to understand why they’re making all […]

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Bedtime Snacks That Promote Sleep

Bedtime Snacks That Promote Sleep

Did you know that certain bedtime snacks can promote better sleep? It’s true – foods that contain tryptophan, an amino acid that has a sedative-like effect on the body. Tryptophan can be found in many common foods, including dairy products, eggs, soy, turkey, chicken, fish, cheese, oats, wheat, legumes, leafy greens, nuts and seeds. (Here’s the […]

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The Quiet Hour: Taking Back Time

My oldest son has always been an early riser. He regularly wakes up between 5 and 6am. Still. Every day. He is 6-years-old. I have gone through many stages with my feelings regarding this fact. Disbelief, anger, passiveness, anger, frustration, anger, acceptance and – did I mention anger?   I felt furious that this kid […]

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Best Bedtime Excuses Ever

If you’re the parent of a toddler or preschooler you’ve probably already heard many of the classic bedtime stalling excuses. “I’m thirsty,” and “I need to go potty,” are a staple of every child’s repertoire, as are “I have a tummy ache,” “I’m scared,” and “I need a hug.” Some children, however, take the art […]

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