How To Manage Bedtime Excitement

Bedtime excitement.  One of the most exciting time of day for kids can be when your partner gets home from work.  If your kids haven't seen your partner all day (or longer if they travel for work or work shift work), pardon me, but it can be a circus!  From my perspective, as someone who is ...

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Make It Easier For Your Child To Fall Asleep

It can be tough to fall asleep with the day’s worries on your mind. The same can be said for our children. Perhaps it was a disagreement they had with a friend that day, or a subject at school they are struggling with. Maybe their upcoming hockey tournament is keeping them up at night, or ...

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Helping Your Anxious Child Fall Asleep And Be Ready For School

It is so important for your child to start off a new school year well-rested. A well-rested child will display better cognitive abilities, a more pleasant mood and temperament as well as a stronger immune system. But even if you are making sure that your child’s sleep environment and bedtime are appropriate, that doesn’t always ...

By | August 13th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Get Your Kids Sleep Ready For Back To School

We know it can be bittersweet when Fall clothes, backpacks and lunch bags show up in stores

How To Pack A Travel Sleep Bag For Your Child

With relatives out of province, an insatiable sense of adventure, an RV, two kids not yet in school and a large dog…we travel A LOT.  We make it a priority and typically spend weeks each month on the road…which means that both of our little one’s sleep environments change with more frequency than I might ...

Why You Need a Family Meeting and How to Create Your Family Sleep Rules

Why You Need a Set of Family Sleep Rules When someone in the family isn’t sleeping well, it can affect everyone in the home. And while it’s one thing for babies and toddlers to have some trouble with sleep and bedtime, it’s another thing when your school-aged children are consistently having difficulty. That’s why I ...

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , |0 Comments

Yoga For Kids And Parents

It’s time for families to introduce yoga for kids and parents. If you’ve made yoga a part of your bedtime routine and are feeling the benefits of relaxation, why not also introduce it to your kids bedtime routine? You may notice that kids are natural yogis. They are far more flexible than most adults, and will ...

By | October 15th, 2016|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Create A Family Docking Station

In order for our children to sleep better, parents need to be better sleep role models. It's no surprise that in today's day and age, technology use within the household is at it’s highest among all family members. Phones, tablets, TV’s and computers are how we watch our favourite show, connect with friends and family, ...

By | September 5th, 2016|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , |0 Comments

National Sleep Awareness Week – The 3 Pillars of Health

I’ll often hear from parents “family was visiting so bedtime was late” or “we can’t miss our daily programs so it’s hard to fit in naps.”  Now I’m not completely unrealistic and I get that life goes on and we can’t always protect our sleep or our children’s sleep 100%.  Bedtimes are going to be ...

By | March 4th, 2014|Categories: Family Sleep, Family Unit|Tags: , , |0 Comments