Calming older kids’ bedtime fears

At Amazon: What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep (affiliate link)

It took me too long to accept that fear at bedtime, like any irrational fear or phobia, can’t be reasoned or “disciplined” away. Here’s how we helped our older kids handle their bedtime fears. Until 10/29/13, enter to win a LightHeaded Bed (click through for details).

How to help your kid/teen wake up on her own

Tweet: Suggestions on training your teenager to wake up on her own?

@MrsPJSimmons sent out a plea via Twitter asking how to encourage her teen to self-start in the mornings: Several "me toos" came back, and they had an air of desperation and resignation, as in "nothing I've tried has worked" and "it's driving me nuts." But some suggestions also came back: @espringer: Squirt gun! @babytoolkit: Start […]

Book light lets baby sleep through nighttime diaper changes

Fulcrum Multi-Flex LED Task Light

Scott's lighting solution for when he needs to change diapers in the dark: Get a book light!  A simple off-the-shelf book light produces just enough light so you can see what you're doing, but still keeps the room dark so your child can sleep through the process. You can clip the book light to the […]