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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.

Lack of Sleep May Contribute to ADHD

Researchers found that preschoolers who don't get enough sleep often develop attention problems. Credit: Getty Images
Lack of sleep can cause ... uh ...
It can cause something. What was it? This is silly. There was just a story...
Sleep problems may be an omen of attention-deficit problems to come.

TV Not to Blame for Teens' Sleepless Nights

Teenagers are not staying up late at night to watch television. Credit: Corbis The good news is that your teenager daughter is not spending the night with Jimmy Fallon. The bad news your son might be losing sleep over a fourth-level...True time bandits are the Internet and video games. Curse you, Lara Croft!

More Sleep Linked to Growth Spurts in Babies, Study Finds

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More sleep for babies means more growth, study shows. Credit: Getty Images
Wonder why your newborn is suddenly sleeping longer? No big deal -- she's just busy growing.
A new study, published...
Extra sleep was significantly linked to growth spurts in body length.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Rare in Teens, but When it Hits, it Hits Hard, Study Shows

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Only a small fraction of teens end up with chronic fatigue syndrome. Credit: Getty Images With the late-night hours they keep, it's hard to believe more teens aren't chronically knocked off...
The condition affects parents of teens, too.

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.

Co-Sleeping: Is a Family Bed Worth the Safety Concerns?

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Samantha Van Vleet cuddles with her 6-week-old baby, Averly. Credit: Samantha Van Vleet
Sleeping is a group activity for the Van Vleet family -- all five of them.
Nothing can match the sense of...
The family bed continues to draw controversy.

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...Your little one is still in a crib but can climb out. When is it time for a real bed?

Lack of Shut-Eye Leads to Supersized Kids, Study Says

Watching your child's weight? Make sure she's getting enough shut-eye. Credit: Getty Point the finger all you want at Ronald McDonald, but french fries and fast-food chains aren't the only things responsible for supersizing the...Add lack of sleep to the list of contributors to childhood obesity.

Breast or Bottle Feeding? No Difference: Moms Are Equally Tired

Bottle feeding or breast-feeding, you're wiped out. Credit: Getty Images It's either good news or bad news, depending on your perspective: A new study shows that breast-feeding and bottle feeding mothers are equally exhausted. ...It's either good news or bad news, depending on your perspective: A new study shows that breast-feeding and bottle feeding mothers are equally exhausted.

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...
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.

After-Hours Texting and Media Use May Cause More Than Sleep Problems in Kids, Study Finds

If your kids wake up bleary-eyed every day and you're concerned they may have a sleep problem, you may want to take a look at exactly what they're doing after the lights go out. Children who sneak time on their cell phones, computers and other...OMG, parents, it's time to take away your teen's cell at night. Sleep is nothing to LOL about.

Sleep Sacks: Our Favorite Picks

This sleep sack from Gus & Max is luxuriously soft. Credit: Allmodernbaby.com
If you have to make nighttime diaper changes, you know how tricky they can be. You don't want to unnecessarily wake your baby, but sometimes you can't help it when...

Knocked Out: Challenge Inspires College Kids to Get Some ZZZZs

The Huffington Post is challenging college students to get eight hours of sleep (a night). Credit: Corbis
Sleep? Please. Who needs it? Isn't that what Red Bull is for? It's a one-way conversation all too familiar for parents of college...
Think Red Bull is for sissies? Nap time is for newbies? You probably won't want to enter this sleep contest.

Lack of Sleep in Babies a Cause of Childhood Obesity, Study Finds

Extra winks today may help stave off extra pounds tomorrow. Credit: Getty Images
As if parents weren't stressed enough about their kids not getting enough sleep at night, now there's a whole new reason to worry. Babies and preschoolers who...
As if parents weren't stressed enough about their kids not getting enough sleep at night, now there's a whole new reason to worry. Babies and preschoolers who don't get at least 10 hours of sleep at night may be significantly more at risk for developing childhood obesity, according to a new study.

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