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October 19, 2020     Category: Daylight Saving TimeDaily RoutineSleep

DST (daylight saving time) was a bit different BK (before kids). Oh of course we would complain about losing an hour of sleep in the spring, but we were overjoyed when we got an extra hour of sleep in the fall.  You could stay up later and sleep in – and that all changed when the kiddies came along.In the spring and fall, most of us tackle with daylight saving time and it usually is a bit confusing. Below is a summary:  When is daylight saving time? “Daylight Saving Time” (or DST) refers to the practice of advancing ...

February 17, 2020     Category: Daylight Saving TimeSleep

Daylight saving time can bring a welcome end to the short, dark days of winter, but it can also disrupt the natural sleep cycles of adults and children.Simply put, daylight saving time is not always fun. It is tough on adults, but it can be even tougher on kids! As young children need more sleep, any interruption such sleep deprivation is often not well-tolerated. The loss of just one hour can affect a child's attention span, appetite, and overall disposition.Now, here is some good news: There are steps you can take to mitigate any adver...

October 01, 2017     Category: SleepNapping

Naps are Important!Nap. Small word – Big deal. Why? Sleep is a major requirement for good health, and for young children to get enough of it, some daytime sleep is usually needed. Crucial physical and mental development occurs in early childhood. Naps provide much-needed downtime for growth and rejuvenation.Your child’s mood is greatly improved with a nap – crying, whining and temper tantrums are also reduced. Getting enough sleep during the day and at night helps the development and growth of children’s brains. In fact, their emot...

August 13, 2017     Category: GradesSleepHealth

Better, more quality, sleep can make for better grades.Bad news for parents, but you might need to start enforcing that bedtime curfew. While no one likes a bedtime battle, a new study shows that a good night's sleep can translate to improved academic performance. Researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal found that children who had a better quality sleep performed better in math and languages. Specifically researchers found a link between academic performance and something called ...

October 02, 2016     Category: PreparationCommunicationBehaviorNappingSleep

Fussing Over Your Child's NaptimeEvery parent knows this familiar scenario all too well: Your toddler gives all the signals of being exhausted and needing sleep — she yawns and rubs her eyes, flops on the floor, and bursts into tears of frustration at the slightest thing — but she still won't go down for a nap.There actually is a very simple explanation: Toddlers fight the urge to rest because they are too interested in what's going on around them. Your curious toddler has so much to see and do and is afraid that if she sleeps, she'll be mi...