Have you made your new year's resolutions yet? Every year, we vow that we're going to lose a few pounds, run a half marathon, and start taking better care of ourselves in a meaningful, noticeable way, which is great! I'm all for self-improvement.
So today, I've got a great idea for a realistic, attainable resolution that's guaranteed to make you look and feel better, and genuinely improve your overall health and well-being.
I suggest you make this the year you finally improve your sleep, and I've got some suggestions on how you can do it almost effortlessly! It'll give you more energy, help you lose weight, help you look your best, and improve your mood and overall health! I'll tell you how in this week's episode!
The season's upon us, and with it comes travel, get-togethers, out-of-town visitors, and a dozen other sleep saboteurs that can throw your little one's schedule out of sync. In today's episode, I've got some tips to help you keep things on track through the holiday festivities and make sure everyone in the house gets a good night's sleep.
We're taking a break from sleep-related topics today to discuss the other source of endless frustration for parents and kids.
What do you do when your child refuses to eat?
Do you withhold dessert, wait at the table until they finish, or try to persuade them with rewards and treats?
These are particularly tricky waters to navigate, because you're helping to establish the relationship that your children are going to have with food through the rest of their lives.
Today, I've got a few strategies you can try that can get your child eating well, stop the stress and conflict over mealtimes, and help them develop a positive, healthy association with food.
For more info on The Food Sense Program, check out kidsfoodcenter.com.
The "time-out" is easily the most common disciplinary tool we use as parents, and for good reason. They're gentle, easy to administer in almost any situation, and they're simple for your little one to understand.
At least that was my experience with them.
But I talk to a lot of parents who say their kids don't respond to time-outs. Either they don't deter their child's bad behavior, or they're concerned about the message they're sending by sentencing their child to a period of silence and stillness for a minute or two.
In today's episode, we're looking at the various approaches to time-outs, which ones I find to be most effective, and why.