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Sleep deprivation affects your relationships

How Sleep Deprivation Affects Relationships

Families that commit to sleep training will often tell me that they now have more energy, are happier, and get along with their partner more. Family life seems to just flow easier. Before sleep coaching, sleep deprivation can take a toll on your attitude and relationships. So, what is it …

transition to one nap - toddler boy fast asleep

How To Transition To One Nap

Just when you have a schedule locked down for your toddler, one of their naps starts becoming shorter and your little one throws a monkey wrench in your plans. Your carefully crafted timetable is about to shift again as your child gets ready to transition down to one nap. This …

Benefits of a full night's sleep. Benefits of sleep.

The Benefits Of A Full Night’s Sleep

Isn’t it an amazing feeling after having a full night of glorious sleep? You have the energy to take on the day. That restorative feeling is just one of the many benefits an uninterrupted sleep. As parents, we are told to kiss goodbye to this type of quality sleep. We …

Breastfeeding and Sleep Training

Can You Breastfeed And Sleep Train?

When we become new parents, we soak up information about pregnancy, parenting, breastfeeding, sleep training, and everything in-between. We read, analyze, and filter the appropriate choices based on common sense and our personal beliefs.  We get advice, sometimes unsolicited, from books, friends, family members, and more. One belief that I …

What to do When baby is sick

What To Do When Baby s Sick

The cold and flu season is quickly coming upon us and during this time, I often get asked, “How do we cope with a sick child and stick to manage their sleep?”. To be honest, the onset of a minor illness is frustrating, especially when you are finally seeing progress …

tips to prevent an overtired child baby yawning | Minnesota Sleep Consultant | Tender Transitions

Preventing Overtiredness In Your Child

Kids, as with all people, have a natural rhythm when it comes to sleep but when it is disturbed, overtiredness results. Preventing overtiredness is important when you are sleep training your little one. An overtired child and sleep training do not mix well. In fact, an overtired child and a …

Back to School blog graphic | Minnesota Sleep Consultant | Tender Transitions

Bedtime Tips For Back To School

Summer break is over, school is starting! Whether you are celebrating the children going back to school or lamenting the lazy days of summer, it is time to get back into the school routine. Summer usually results in later bedtimes and inconsistent schedules. I fully understand, as a fellow mom, …

transitioning from a crib to a bed | Minnesota sleep consultant | Tender Transitions

Making The Switch From A Crib To A Bed

Our babies grow up fast and one big transition for your toddler is moving from their familiar and comfortable crib into a big-kid bed. When should you make the switch from a crib to a bed and HOW? The transition from a crib to a big-kid bed can seem daunting. …

Attachment parenting and sleep coaches | Tender Transitions

Can You Sleep Train And Practice Attachment Parenting?

Attachment parenting and sleep training are often thought to be on opposite sides of the parenting styles debate. Can attachment parenting and sleep training coexist within a family? Most would lean towards, answering, “No,” but I’m hoping that I might be able to change some minds and show that they …

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