It matters. Nutrition matters. How we feed our children matters. And, this has all become more complicated than ever before. All of those decisions! What to eat. When to eat. Where to eat. Who eats what. Who prepares it and who serves it. How do we build the grocery list. Who gets to go to the grocery store. Why we eat. Then add those emotions about food and eating that we each bring to the table, and…..you get it… [Read more…]
Sleep gets a lot of press. Sleep hygiene gets a lot of press. And now, sleep hygiene for children has hit the charts of top parenting concerns. Sleep ranges from something we take for granted, to a part of our lives high on lists of major parenting concerns. What’s happening?!
Not too long ago sleep was a passive activity that came at the end of a physically demanding day, and it was a given. It got dark, we got tired, and we gratefully went to bed and went to sleep. Today, younger, and more, children have developed sleep challenges. They suffer from sleep deprivation, causing noticeable life disruption, in multiple settings. At any one time, numerous sources report that up to 25% of children will have behavioral sleep disorders and sleep deprivation at some point. [Read more…]
At a conference I attended years ago I heard a wise man, Denny McLaughlin, discussing happiness. He said that there are four really effective ways to make yourself miserable. Your kids can make themselves feel the same way. With the same kind of thinking.
So, logically, if there are four ways to make yourself unhappy, there must be four really good opposite ways to make yourself happy. How easy can it be? [Read more…]