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When “Drowsy But Awake” Isn’t Working

If you’ve read anything at all about children’s sleep, you’ve probably come across the phrase “drowsy but awake.” Experts agree that developing healthy sleep habits begins with bedtime, and that putting children to bed “drowsy but awake” will help them to learn to put themselves to sleep and back to sleep throughout the night. Starting […]

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Tales of a Two-year-old

Tales of a Two-year-old: The Nap Time Saga

Guide two-year-old upstairs. Have two-year-old use potty. Put two-year-old in bed. Tuck two-year-old in. Kiss two-year-old. Two-year-old says they have to poop. Bring two-year-old back to potty. *Total bluff* Put two-year-old back to bed. Fix blanket “just right.” Get second requested blanket. Get requested stuffed animal (downstairs). Give requested stuffed animal to two-year-old. Two-year-old says […]

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SUMMER Slide

Summer Slide

Summer slide is a term commonly used in the world of teaching to describe the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains over the summer that they made during the previous school year. This is my fifth rodeo as a “summer parent” and I must admit that my parenting skills also suffer […]

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