Category Archives: Sleep

Do Our Babies Need to Cry in Order to Sleep?

I came across an article by Hand in Hand Parenting’s Patty Wifler – Getting Young Children to Sleep Through the Night and I want to respectfully challenge a few assumptions therein that I feel may make our parenting more stressful … Continue reading

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Introducing the Sleep Savvy Tot Online Program (9mo-3yrs!)

Introducing the SLEEP SAVVY TOT ONLINE PROGRAM!  (9mo-3yrs) Just say NO to Cry-It-Out! $10 off for a very short time!  Click here: http://www.savvyparentingsupport.com/#!sleep-savvy-for-tots/ciho I created this new program for gentle, naturally-minded families with little ones who are having sleep challenges and … Continue reading

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Toddler Savvy Smoothies: For Healthy Weight Gain

Designed to pack fat, protein and calories into your little one!  I created these smoothies based on advice from a nutritionist when I was trying to pack weight onto my tiny little one some years ago. These are the recipes I … Continue reading

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How to Gently End Finger-sucking, Thumb-sucking or Booger-Picking!

I felt a bit hypocritical after a recent post I wrote called Binky Be Gone. Sure, I have helped dozens of kids be done with the pacifier but my own kid was 3 and sucking her two little fingers (see … Continue reading

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Parenting, Praise, Buddhism and the Healthy Ego

I got the best college education in the world. It was not Ivy League or one of the Seven Sisters, but it was unique and as it turns out, even more unique in that it I actually remember everything I … Continue reading

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Progressive Parenting Secret #1: Extreme Modeling

Very little parenting is effective without modeling the desired behavior. This is because our little ones are very visual, can’t read, are distracted and don’t always have full cognition of our words. Modeling  isn’t always easier than other parenting tools, … Continue reading

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Binky Be Gone! 5 Step Plan for Giving up a Pacifier

Why help your child give up a pacifier as soon as possible? Sucking is totally natural. It just feels good to suck! And for parents of a cranky baby, simply a Godsend! But, sucking for comfort (NNS- non-nutritive-sucking) becomes a … Continue reading

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Our Babies, Our Gurus

I admit it. I totally have a Guru (well, other than my child guru). Her name is Byron Katie and her message is all about radical acceptance. With regard to some of my daunting health challenges, one of her messages … Continue reading

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Today Hyperemesis Gravidarum Awareness Day: No More Babies for Me

This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. And I am crying through it. And I might not get out of bed today. I was kidding myself for the last few months when my wife and I were … Continue reading

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I Love a Mattress on the Floor

I really don’t like cribs, especially for mobile babies and tots. In 17 years of working with children in cribs, this is what I have seen: 1) 3  broken arms. Two broken legs. From jumping or falling out. On carpet. … Continue reading

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