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DailyDish - Let's make a deal

If your kids are tired but don't want to go to bed, offer them this deal....

Halloween, Angelina Jolie, and bedtime woes - Links we love

Does the economy have you down? Improve your mood with one of these 10 tips. -- Work It, Mom! Winter is almost here. If that makes you shudder with fear, check out these homemade games sure to keep your little ones busy on those chilly days. -- Paren...

Bedtime routines - What's yours?

Kids across the nation should all finally be back-to-school, which means parents across the nation are trying to adjust to a sometimes radical new schedule. Sleep, especially when there isn't enough of it, is on everyone's minds. Most adults need a s...

DailyDish: Soothing sleepy sounds

Sometimes all a kid needs to get a good night's sleep is a little noise....

DailyDish: Avoiding the lie down

Tired of having to lie down with your kid every night to get them to fall asleep? Try this trick instead....

Bedtime fears -- what works?

"But I too scared!" I hear it every night, roughly around 1:30 A.M. First, I hear some rustling over the baby monitor. Then I hear the bedroom door slam. By then I'm up, stumbling in my sleepiness, and I meet my almost three-year-old in the hallway. ...

Teaching routines to a preschooler

Getting out the door with children poses a lot of challenges. They need to be ready. You need to be ready. You need all the STUFF that seems to come with toting children around. And, in an ideal world, you manage to do all that and still get wherever...

Am I a bad mom because my kids didn't watch the lunar eclipse?

Every now and then, the parent that I thought I would be and that parent that I turned out to be meet. It isn't always pretty. Take, for instance, last night's lunar eclipse. Before I had kids, I would have told you that my kids would always particip...

Sleep makes your kid smarter, thinner, less anxious

This week's New York Magazine looks at how sleep deprivation may be affecting your child. Not surprisingly, the answer is that too little sleep may be impairing your child's brain function; lack of sleep may also make your kid fat. Po Bronson writes,...

How do you sleep at night?

Bedtime in our house is a drag. Like most kids, Ellie doesn't look forward to going to bed and is a master at stalling. We've learned to allow plenty of time for the reading, cuddling and talking that must take place before she can even begin to sett...

Best bedtime song ever (VIDEO)

When bedtime comes around, do your kids whine, cry, beg for glasses of water or just one more story -- all while claiming they're not tired? If so, you're not alone. Most parents have felt the frustrations associated with trying to get their defiant...

ParentDish Sleepover for Sunday, May 6, 2007

This has been quite a weekend for us. But then, aren't they all, when you have kids? So, without further ado... Kate at Sweet | Salty is 28 weeks along, but she's already ready to be done with the whole pregnancy thing. Or, as she puts it, "I'm sudde...

What are your child's sleep habits like?

It must be the month of sleep over here at Parent Dish. First, Sandy told us how she was having troubles with her granddaughter, Ellie. Then, Susan wowed all of us with the news that her kids go to bed at 7:30 pm. Now it is my turn. My Ellie (who kne...

Sleeping arrangements

In order to get the kids -- especially Jared, my sensitive one -- to go to sleep lately, I've been lying on the floor in their doorway until they fall asleep. Usually, I'm hunting down stories for Blogging Baby or reading online journals, but sometim...

What to do when bedtime comes...and goes

My daughter has never been one of those kids that goes to sleep easily. Even as an infant, she fought sleep until the very end, eventually passing out from pure exhaustion. Things got better as she has gotten older; now at two, she's usually able to ...

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