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Count Your Blessings

Brook Packard | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

In honor of Father's Day, this post was going to be a collection of memories about how my dad had an impact on my bedtime ritual. It was huge -- for one thing, he got me to stop sucking my thumb by telling me I would end up looking like Bugs Bunny. I trusted him because he said I could keep my blankie -- just don't suck my thumb.

'Love Is Something If You Give It Away"

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 06.17.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Twenty feet from me, four-year-old children are giggling, sitting in a circle in a small room, waiting to find out what happens next in this new place...

Caffeine And Kids: Be Aware

Brook Packard | Posted 06.16.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

Caffeine, kids, and sleep are all connected. This is a call to be caffeine and sleep aware particularly where our kids are concerned.

A Horrific Flashback

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 05.31.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Just when I think I've seen it all, or at least a lot of it over 15 years of Pajama Program, a horrific memory engulfs me and shakes me all over again...

Being A Little Prince Does Not Make You A Royal Sleeper

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living

Being royal does not grant immunity from parents' daily bedtime struggles: Prince William admitted that as a baby, Prince George “never slept,” He...

Zac Efron & Adam DeVine Are Here To Tell You A Raunchy Bedtime Story

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment

When you were a kid, you probably asked your parents the age-old question: Where do babies/brothers/sisters come from? But if for some reason you're s...

Here's What The Healthiest Sleepers Never Do Before Bed

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living

"You should get eight hours of sleep a night." It sounds so easy, doesn't it? Sure, that is until it's 3 a.m. and you've been tossing and turning for ...

Managing Bedtime Curtain Calls

Brook Packard | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

There's nothing charming about bedtime curtain calls. Not for parents. Not for caregivers. When bedtime curtain calls begin, they're not an oppo...

The Heartbreaking Story Behind Iconic Children's Book 'Love You Forever'

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents

When "Love You Forever" was published in 1986, parents across the country sang its sweet refrain to their children at bedtime, selling millions of cop...

'Scary Movies Cause Nightmares,' And 8 Other Myths About Dreams — Busted

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living

Humans have been obsessed with the obscurities of dreams for as long as we’ve been, well, human. Whether you religiously track your nighttime narrat...

Proof That Putting A Kid To Bed Is No Easy Task

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents

For some parents, getting kids ready for bed can be just as exhausting as the day leading up to it. In a FOREO-sponsored video from BabyLeague promot...

Toddler Bedtime Battles - It's Evolutionary

Brook Packard | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Brook Packard

During a get-together with some moms the other day, we started talking about Toddler Battles. The discussion started with the potty training skirmishe...

Spare Change

Brook Packard | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Brook Packard

When in fact, mental flexibility is a cornerstone of progress. We adjust to our challenges and re-strategize to solve problems. Isn't true education about eliciting a change of mind? A flexible mind is something to which we should all aspire.

The Future Of Bedtime Is Here, And It's About To Blow Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents

Being away from your children for short or long spans of time can be difficult, but Samsung is showing how virtual reality may help ease the pain of s...

7 Reasons Productive People Go to Bed Early

Amy Morin | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

While staying up an extra hour or two to finish your work can be tempting, missing just a few hours of sleep today can have serious consequences tomorrow. Here are seven reasons why the most productive people go to bed early:

8 Seemingly Innocent Things That Are Sabotaging Your Sleep

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living

You probably know you shouldn’t gulp down two cups of coffee right before going to bed. (Please, tell us you know that!) But did you know it’s als...

Saying No to Naysayers on Your Path

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

On the road to fulfilling your true purpose you're not always joined by cheerleaders. Even those closest to you may not rally in support and you may b...

Dog Runs To Bed When TV Goes Off, Doesn't Ask To Stay Up More

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.08.2016 | Weird News

We can appreciate a dog that knows when to call it a night. According to the description of this viral YouTube video, Luke runs to bed as soon as the ...

How Improvising Fatherhood Made Me A Better Dad

Nate B. Smith | Posted 04.08.2016 | Parents
Nate B. Smith

A very important part of improv is listening. I was reminded of this a while ago when my second child was only two years old. He was being fussy while I was changing his diaper. I asked him, “Is it hard being a little kid sometimes?” He said, “Yeah.” I asked, “What’s hard about being a little kid?” What he said stopped me in my tracks.

5 Surefire Ways To Help Your Kid Get Better Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Research shows the overwhelming majority of parents think their kids’ sleep is important for both the children’s health and mood and for their own...

Too-Real Music Video Shows How Kids Attempt To Delay Bedtime

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents

Bedtime is a special challenge that parents have to face night after night. From adorably ridiculous excuses to full-blown tantrums, kids can get real...

Parents: Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Despite needing rest, many parents push through fatigue to watch one more episode of their favorite show, or to scroll through a few more Facebook posts. Our children follow our lead, postponing shut-eye in whatever clever ways they can.

Anger and the Couple's Bed

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

There will be nights for almost any couple who share a bed when it is bedtime and they are angry with each other. What can they do when the issue doesn't seem resolvable at the moment, especially since they are tired and need their sleep?

It's Time for Bed

Michelle Zunter | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

When you revolve your whole life around caring for other human beings, something's got to give somewhere along the way. In our household, that give is bedtime.

Help! My Child Won't Go to Sleep! 4 Tips for a Blissful Bedtime

Danielle Lindner | Posted 04.01.2016 | Parents
Danielle Lindner

Once a child becomes old enough to understand the world around them, they have this realization that things happen after they go to sleep. Basically, they think that they are missing out on all the fun.