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How to Bring New Calm to Your Bedtime Routine

Kellie Edwards | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kellie Edwards

I have a new favorite bedtime practice with my children. It works as well for me as it does for them and I couldn't be more surprised just how much ...

How A Question About Jabba The Hutt Led To A Lesson In Feminism

Karen Cordano | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

Be kind. Try hard. Treat girls with the same respect you treat boys. I couldn't be more sincere when I say that is all I want from my sons.

Will You Snuggle with Me, Mama?

Samantha McGarry | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Samantha McGarry

Truthfully, the whole evening routine and especially the last 5 to 10 minutes of it have always been a challenge for me.

Sleep -- It's a Lot Like Love

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 05.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

Type A-plus personalities, take note. If you think you can apply your usual behavior pattern -- that is, "The more I work at this, the better I will ...

What Whets Your Late Night App-etite

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

This is not another article about what to eat and what not to eat at bedtime. It is, however, about what you consume. You and your brain, that is.

3 Ways To Build A Better Bedtime Routine

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.18.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Sleep is proven to be a magic elixir that can prevent all manner of physical, mental, and emotional maladies -- and even arm you with more momentum and mental acuity during your waking hours. So what really happens when you don't get to bed?

The Power Of A Small Note

Wendy Bradford | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

These little messages, and the generous nature of mornings, give us all permission to begin again.

23 Reasons My Son Jack Is Out Of Bed

Wendi Aarons | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

"My spine hurts. Oh, wait, I meant my kidneys. No, wait, my spine. Kidneys. Spine. Kidneys. Sp... hey, can I have a peanut butter sandwich? With no crusts on it?"

How To Win At The Game Of Bedtime

Glennon Melton | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

I am a Freedom Fighter and I have fought long and hard for my OWN FREEDOM and it is here. Now is the time I raise my mommy arms in the air and breathe deeply and eat cookies alone. My hand is on the child's doorknob. I can see I can feel I can hear I can TASTE those couch cushions.

The Scent of Bedtime

Lisa Mercurio | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mercurio

The scent of lavender has long been associated with bedtime and a better night's sleep. John Parkinson, a 17th-century London apothecary believed that...

Point to Yourself

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Somebody asked me for advice the other day. I told her if I had one word for her, or anyone, about leading a fulfilling life, I would say "Give."

The One True Answer I Can Give My Son

Devon Corneal | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Devon Corneal

He's so innocent and I'm so jaded and I want to preserve this curiosity and openness forever, but I can't. He thinks I know the answers.

Consistency May Be the 'Secret Sauce'

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

New data on sleep patterns for young children suggests that getting your children to bed at the same time each night is critical.

The Secret To A Well-Behaved Child Is Simple

Posted 10.14.2013 | Parents

By: By Cari Nierenberg, Contributing writer Published: 10/14/2013 06:10 AM EDT on LiveScience Young children who don't have a regular bedtime be...

The Nightmare Before You Sleep

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.26.2013 | Comedy

Remember how scary bedtime was when you were a child? How absolutely horrible it was to take a bath? How devastating it was to put on your jammies and...

Regular Bedtimes for Children Aid Development

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Consistency is an important aspect of healthy sleep routines at all ages, helping to strengthen circadian rhythms and ensuring sufficient time for sleep. This study suggests that consistency during these early, developmental years is critical, and can have consequences that extend beyond early childhood.

How To Deal With Your Child's Nighttime Wetting

Posted 08.12.2013 | Parents

Summertime, and the living’s easy — for your child, that is. From summer break to summer camp, sleepovers to family vacations, one’s childhood s...

15 Ridiculous Things I Do As A Parent

Devon Corneal | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Devon Corneal

You know what's scary? It took me ten minutes to come up with this list and I'm only stopping because I have to go switch the laundry.

Like the Law of Attraction, How Do I 'Program' My Dreams to Manifest My Heart's Desires?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. -- Lao Tzu Everyone who has seen the movie "The Sec...

The Hell That Is My Kids' Bedtime Ritual

Babble.com | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

Every evening around 7:15pm my children look at me with sad disappointed eyes. Eyes which say: "How could you?" "Why do you hate us?" and "I'll never be happy again." And all I did was say, "It's time to get ready for bed."

What Is It About Bedtime?

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Daylight is fading, eyelids are drooping -- a gentle goodnight seems natural. On the other hand, there is the "simple task" of getting a child to bed, tucking them in, and finally going to take care of "grown-up stuff." How difficult it is to preserve this escapable sacred experience.

The Things I Love About Bedtime

Kristin Shaw | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Before I put him to bed, he drapes himself around me like a spider monkey and pulls his little hands through my hair. He kisses me and smiles right into my eyes, and it's at that second that I take a mental picture. Snap. Don't forget this moment. Snap.

The Top 5 Worst Mistakes American Parents Make

Emma Jenner | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

After working in England, Germany and the United States and hearing from friends who live all over the world, I've noticed a few places where modern American parents could use a bit of extra coaching.

WATCH: Why Adults Need Bedtimes, Too

Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living

A large percentage of Americans are all-too-familiar with stress, and many of us stress about the same things. Topping the list of common stressors in...

WATCH: Bedtime Bandit Caught Red-Handed

Posted 03.26.2013 | Parents

Here's a parenting puzzle: Would you rather your 2-year-old wake up in the middle of the night screaming for his sister's Pillow Pet (and water! and n...