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Why has 'Go the F**k to Sleep' Struck Such a Nerve With Parents?

Credit: Amazon I admit, it's funny. And there's another thing I like about Adam Mansbach's "Go the F**k to Sleep": It exposes the underbelly of parenting -- that dark, secret part of us that needs a little time to ourselves when we can...The book highlights our need to talk openly about how tough it can be to raise children, especially at the end of a long day.

Parents Bribe Kids to Put the Bedtime Battle to Rest, Study Shows

Bribing really works in matters of bedtime. Credit: Getty Images Getting kids to bed at night often requires the tactical negotiating skills of a SWAT team on an anti-terrorism bust. You're the enemy of the state, and your own sleep is...Getting kids to bed at night often requires the tactical negotiating skills of a SWAT team on an anti-terrorism bust.

Toddler Beds: How to Choose the Right One for Your Child

Consider adding rails when setting up your child's toddler bed. Credit: Getty Images Finding the right time to move your child out of the confines of a crib and into a toddler bed depends on a variety of factors, but if yo...Your little one is still in a crib but can climb out. When is it time for a real bed?

Helping Kids Adjust to Daylight Saving Time

Don't let the changing of the clocks get your kids wound up. Credit: Getty Images
Whether we are springing forward or falling back, the changing of the clocks can play havoc on a child's sleep schedule. Here are some tips for helping your kids ad...
Whether we are springing forward or falling back, the changing of the clocks can play havoc on a child's sleep schedule. Here are some tips for helping your kids adjust to time change.

Dream On With Rock Band Lullabies

Bedtime rocks! Credit: Rockabye Baby
For those about to rock, we envy you. These lullaby renditions of favorite rock songs weren't around when our teens were tots. And while we've got nothing against Brahms, we love the idea of starting baby...

Later School Start Means Less Sleepy, Happier Teens

Your teen actually does need that much sleep. Credit: Getty Images
Teenagers who have a hard time getting up for school in the morning (OK, that would be pretty much all of them) may not simply be lazy -- they just knows what's good for them. ...

Teens With Earlier Bedtimes Are Less Likely to Be Depressed, Study Says

Sleeping early: The key to happiness? Credit: Getty Images
Wondering how to deal with a moody and depressed teenager? Give them an earlier bedtime. In a study reported in the journal Sleep, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center r...

3 Tips for Adopting a Better Bedtime Routine

Bedtime. It can be the best of times, and it can be the worst of times. Often, after a full day of activities together, it cannot come soon enough. But as many parents will tell you, the calming, quiet routines we share with our children as we settle...

New from Muu

Muu cribs are eco-safe and stylish. Credit: Muu
The genius of Muu's Ray crib lies not in its appealing mid-century style, nor its sustainable materials or nontoxic finishes. Those features are enticing, but It's the interchangeable decorative p...

Bedtimes Crucial to Kids' Well-Being

Consistent sleep patterns make kids healthier, says study. Credit: FranK!eCa!, Flickr
Set bedtimes do more for children than ensure a good night's rest -- they make kids healthier, a new study suggests. "Bedtimes are good for sleep, and sleep is ...

Depression Linked to Bedtimes

Does your teen have a bedtime? Photo: husin.sani/Flickr
My eight-year-old has had a bad case of teen envy for quite some time. In addition to the fun-filled and exciting lives she is convinced they lead, she thinks that the best part of being ...

Kerri Walsh, Gross Moms, and May Day - Links We Love

Can't afford organics in today's economy? One mom explains why she stretches her food dollar to include healthy foods, but doesn't include organics. -- Babble Friday is May Day, a great time to teach your kids a new tradition. Share flowers wit...

Bedtime Today - Are There Too Many Distractions?

Each spring, Daylight Savings Time brings a barrage of bedtime complaints. "Why do we have to go to bed? It's still light out!" Well, first of all, it's barely still light out, I tell my kids. And what I think but don't tell them is that in another m...

Reading to Your Kids is a Crime

Do you read your kids a story before bed? The National Children's Reading Foundation recommends that you spend twenty minutes each day reading out loud to your kids. The problem is, if you follow the NCRF recommendation, you'll be committing a crime....

This Thanksgiving I'm Thankful for Bedtime

A friend called the other day. "It's disturbing to me," she said, "how much I look forward to bedtime." I concurred. There are definitely days when bedtime can't come soon enough. OK, who am I kidding? There are days when I start counting the hours ...

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