The Bedtime Pass Program
    July 11, 2007
    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 n…

    Digital Childhood, Physical World
    May 20, 2007
    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 …

    Kids' Sleep and Parents' Health
    May 2, 2007
    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 m…

    Snoring, Memory, Attention, and Learning
    November 4, 2004
    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 yo…

    Imagination and Fear
    June 28, 2001
    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 an…

    When Children Can't Sleep
    June 26, 2001
    When Children Can’t Sleep

    Dr. Greene's Answer: How exhausting! Missed sleep is tough for all of us, but yours has been long and consistent and without a failsafe solution if you just get too tired. Most young kids will return …

    Get Out of Bed Free Card -- A fun way to keep kids in bed!
    September 30, 1999
    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, cl…

    Sleep and the Family Bed
    January 3, 1996
    Sleep and the Family Bed

    Dr. Greene's Answer: Many families throughout history have chosen a "family bed." In fact, in most cultures around the world today, a "family bed" is the norm. If that is a family's choice, it can wor…