Preschool Sleep Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • The Bedtime Pass Program

    The Bedtime Pass Program

    For almost ten years now I’ve suggested using a simple, easy “Get Out of Bed Free Card” for those who want to help preschool and school-age children learn to happily stay in their own rooms at night. I’ve heard from thousands of parentsaround the world who have been thrilled with the results.

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  • Digital Childhood, Physical World

    Digital Childhood, Physical World

    Today’s generation of children is growing up unlike any previous generation in history. In the last 10 years there has been an explosion of digital and electronic media available to and even targeted at children – even our very youngest children. Lots of DVDs are aimed at kids 0 to 18 months old. Television networks […]

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  • Kids' Sleep and Parents' Health

    Kids’ Sleep and Parents’ Health

    Sleep problems in babies, toddlers, and preschool kids are common. So are mental health problems, such as depression, in parents. Postpartum depression in mothers gets the most attention, but when a mother is depressed, up to 50 percent of fathers will be as well. And depression is not restricted to the postpartum period. It’s also […]

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  • Snoring, Memory, Attention, and Learning

    Snoring, Memory, Attention, and Learning

    Would you rather your kindergarten-age child had blood lead levels 3 times the safe limit (like children living next to a lead smelters – double the level of most kids with lead toxicity), or would your rather your child snored? The impact on the brain is about the same, according to a provocative study in […]

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  • Imagination and Fear

    Imagination and Fear

    At around age three, most children enter into a magical time where make-believe is the order of the day. Imagination and creativity spring to life. Playtime becomes a setting where wonderful dreams and desires are acted out as kids learn how to pretend. A few props can turn an ordinary rainy afternoon into a trip […]

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  • When Children Can't Sleep

    When Children Can’t Sleep

    My son is almost three and he’s always been a poor sleeper. He goes to sleep (for naps and at night) just fine, but he often wakes in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep. It…

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  • Get Out of Bed Free Card -- A fun way to keep kids in bed!

    Get Out of Bed Free Card — A fun way to keep kids in bed!

    The October 1999 issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine reports success with giving preschool and school-age children a free pass to get out of bed once each night. Originator, clinical psychologist Dr. Patrick C. Friman, gave children 5×7 cards embossed with their names.

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  • Sleep and the Family Bed

    Sleep and the Family Bed

    My four year old refuses to sleep in her own bed. In fact, she won’t sleep anywhere unless she sleeps with us. We have tried everything and we are desperate. What do we do now?
    San Carlos, California

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