From one mother to another, that probably sounds a little imprecise.
"Besides your kids, of course," I can hear a lot of you thinking.
But no, in fact. To me, maintaining a solid relationship with my partner is absolutely at the top of my list.
I'll explain what I mean and why I feel it's justifiable in today's episode.
Raising a little one is probably the most important job most parents will have in their lives. The responsibility that comes along with bringing up a child can't be overstated.
And nobody in the history of parenting has ever gotten it 100% right.
We're all going to make mistakes. We're going to say the wrong thing or overreact in situations, and once we've had a moment to think about it, we're all going to feel a little guilty.
Parental guilt is an unavoidable aspect of having a child, but I've learned a few things through raising my kids that have helped me to put it aside when it arises and remember the big picture.
Today I'm delighted to welcome global parenting expert Jo Frost, the screen hit success of International shows such as Supernanny, NannyOnTour and Family Matters.
We will be discussing all sorts of Family topics so please tune in, and for those of you who wish to receive Ms. Frost's help, you can do so privately via her Private Family Consultations company where Frost provides a bespoke fee service to help families with all parental/family challenges from baby care to sleep, eating, behavioral issues,tantrums, social development problems for all ages including juggling home and work life.
Nothing is off the table when it comes to receiving the help to make the changes you want to see.
To reach out go to: www.JoFrost.com and click on the Contact Jo tab.
It's a valid question, for sure. After all the hard work you've put into getting your baby to sleep, now you're concerned that they might be sleeping too well. Will an extra long nap mess with their bedtime or throw their schedule off? What if she's sleeping past the time when she normally eats? Is it ever a good move to wake a sleeping baby?
Well, I'm happy to report that this is about as close to a yes-or-no answer as you're likely to get in parenting, and I'll tell you where I stand and where the (very few) exceptions lie in this week's episode of The Sleep Sense Show.
So your baby is managing to sleep a solid 10 - 12 hours at a time. That's great! Or at least it would be, if it was happening at night.
This is actually a very common scenario with parents of infants, where their little one seems to have their days and nights mixed up. They sleep almost all day long, then wake up in the evening and stay awake throughout the night.
So is it possible for your little one to actually establish a nocturnal sleep pattern, and if so, what do you do to remedy the situation?