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Bedtime Routine

This Is What 7 P.M. Looks Like For Parents

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.11.2014 | Parents

At the risk of stating the obvious, there is no singular parenting experience. From single moms and dads to stay-at-home or work-from-home parents, th...

One Step To Make Back-to-School Easier

Bernadette Noll | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

I know we're only in week one of school, and I have been known to wane on resolutions in the past, but I think this one's a keeper.

This Is The Ultimate Bedtime Routine For Better Sleep

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

A bedtime routine might sound like something that's only necessary for the grade-school set, but following a nightly schedule can greatly improve the ...

One More Hug!

Alisa Schindler | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

I pet his head and kiss him again, knowing it's time to go, wanting to go, but afraid of the day he'll just let me, so we cling to each other a little more.

The 10 Healthiest Things You Can Do In Bed

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Bob Barnett | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Wherever you live, you have an amazing piece of spa equipment that you can use to stretch, relax, calm your mind, and...

5 Steps To Set Yourself Up For Better Sleep

Linden Schaffer | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

Sure, you know you should be sleeping more hours. That's an easy one. But have you ever stopped to consider that maybe the six hours of sleep you are getting aren't necessarily restful?

The Glass May Be Half Empty, But Growth Is Constant

Risa Sugarman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Risa Sugarman

I have grown, blossomed, changed in so many ways as a result of my treatment that my husband and daughter will be getting a better wife and mommy... in fact, they already are seeing pieces of that.

Bedtime Chores

Dwayne J. Clark | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Dwayne J. Clark

First, I have to take my pills: one for blood pressure, fish oil that makes me burp like a mackerel-eating porpoise, and my chromium. It helps stabilize my blood sugar so I don't get diabetes. Great. Then I go pee.

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 Miracle of Putting Co-Sleeping to Bed Thanks to Gabrielle Bernstein's Miracles Now

Christine Bronstein | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Christine Bronstein

My husband and I deserve to lounge in our room alone. We are a happier family when my husband and I do not have to sneak around for sex (thank god for our bathrooms and closets!)

Dear Family Whisperer: Help for the Culturally Challenged

Melinda Blau | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Families need to be with other families. A night out lets you enjoy adult interaction and allows your son to mix it up with kids his own age in a context outside of school.

Make a Bedtime Plan: 8 Tips to Get Your Children to Bed With Brain Science

Katherine Eskovitz | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Katherine Eskovitz

Bedtime is my most cherished and trying time of day. I love cuddling in a chair with my kids and reading that extra chapter. But the bedtime period is tough, not just because I'm exhausted, but because I know that creeping bedtimes directly impact the health and development of my growing children.

How to Manufacture the Best Night of Sleep in Your Life

Mark Sisson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Sisson

Ah, sleep: is there anything quite like it? So easily discarded and discounted when nighttime attractions present themselves and yet so dearly missed and pined after the next morning. So how do you get one? What would a day of optimal sleep promotion look like?

A Promise 20 Years Later With the Launch of The Sleepy Star

Adrienne Austermann | Posted 12.25.2013 | Books
Adrienne Austermann

Inspired by a school assignment, I wrote my daughter a story. A short, sweet, rhyming bedtime tale about dreams and adventure. It was our evening closure. Although she would have never remembered, or held me to it, I promised I would make that story into a book.

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.

Could These Glasses Help You Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I expect we will see a great deal more investigation into the effects of blue wavelength light on sleep and health. But you don't need special goggles or eye lens implants to protect your circadian rhythms and your sleep from the negative effects of artificial light.

How Important Are Routines for Young Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

How do we hold on to those few precious hours in the evening and still offer our children routines that will contribute to successful days at school?

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."

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.

How Can I Get My Daughter to Sleep in Her Bed Instead of Mine?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

There's nothing quite as refreshing as a great night's sleep to help us recover from our day and restore our energy. When children have trouble sleeping, it impacts not only their sleep (and mood), but their weary parents'.

Bedtime Math: Counting Sheep and Pennies

Women & Co | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

You read your kids bedtime stories most nights. But do you ever give them bedtime math problems instead?

The Parenting Moment I Savor

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Putting a child to bed at a reasonable hour has never been my forte. Okay, it's at the bottom of the list, hovering slightly above ice sculpting and changing a flat tire.

What Do You Do When You Can’t Fall Asleep? Our Expert Rates Staffers' Routines

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living

Each week, more than half of Americans spend a few nights struggling to fall asleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And as we all know by...

Electronic Sunset: What Overstimulation Does To Our Days And Nights

Tracey Marks, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Tracey Marks, M.D.

Watching too much fast-paced television isn't good for your sleep. Even worse, this can seriously impair your mental functioning during the day, regardless of your age.