self-soothing

Getting Over Thumb-Sucking

Thumb-sucking is a completely natural act of self-soothing that many babies begin when they are still in the womb. But while an infant sucking his thumb may look sweet and innocent, a five-year-old sucking his thumb may become the object of pity or ridicule. So at what point does thumb-sucking become a bad habit? And how can you help a thumb-sucker find other ways to soothe himself? » Read more

The Baby's Coming! How to Make Sure Your Older Kids are Sleeping Through the Night

By Patti Teel, www.pattiteel.com

If you are expecting a baby and already have one or more children, it’s wise to solve their sleep problems before the new baby arrives. Remember, a newborn typically awakens every three to four hours and adapting to a new baby’s schedule is very tiring for everyone in the house. » Read more