3 Sleep Tips to resolve your child’s extra early morning waking:

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If you didn’t prepare baby incrementally in advance for daylight savings time, then it’s likely they are waking an hour earlier than usual in the morning. Here’s what you can do to help them adjust. Adjust their entire feeding and sleep schedule gently forward, 15 minutes a day for 4 consecutive days. Allow your baby to be exposed to a little more light, real or artificial, longer each night before bed, and also a little more darkness each morning upon waking up, within these 4 days. This will help signal the brain to adjust melatonin production. Once you have completed the 4 day schedule adjustment, be patient and allow your child’s body to adjust. Rome wasn’t built in a day! Be consistent and stick to the schedule! It may take 1 to 3 weeks for circadian rhythm to adjust habitually. Younger babies take longer than toddlers.

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What my grandparents taught me, that my parents couldn't.

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When I was a kid, my dad worked a lot of hard long hours and was the bread winner. He provided a nice house, 2 cars, vacations, lots of Seattle Mariner games, and great Christmases and birthdays. You could say we were middle to upper middle class. My mom chose to work and her paychecks were hers to do with what she wanted. We rarely saw her. My sister and I were latch key kids, unless we were with my grandparents. Almost all school breaks and summers were spent at my grandparent’s home in the foothills of Mt. Hood in Oregon. It was my grandparents who taught us to do things like garden, cook, sew, fish, fix things, clean something well, be helpful and kind to elderly neighbors and respect all adults. They taught us about the historical times they lived through, such as The Great Depression, WWII, the assassination…

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What if we had done "Family" right 60 years ago?

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With the economy growing still worse and the cost of child care and preschools on the rise, mothers are feeling the stress to be both nurturer and provider, in addition to the responsibilities they are already burdened with. Both parents are feeling the pressure to depend on child care or school institutions so they can work longer hours to make ends meet. To make matters worse, our parents and grandparents are getting older and the economy has affected their ability to afford the independent lifestyle and the senior communities they had hoped to settle into. My question is this… What if families had it right generations ago? What if the solution to everyone’s problem is to institutionalize neither our children nor our parents? What if we refuse this outsourcing and isolation of our precious family members and return to the natural way families dealt with similar challenges since the beginning…

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The "Visionary" Parent vs. the "In the Moment" Parent

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Which one are you? I define them as this: The In the Moment parent (ITM) takes each moment or challenge at face value. They put a lot of stock in a child’s resistance to anything. They dwell much longer and deeper on why a child might be throwing a fit or refuse to go to bed at night. They believe that there must be a real, urgent, even medical reason for all of it. ITM parents look at each isolated situation and try to solve the immediate problem, eliminating whatever it is that is making their child cry, resist, or have a melt-down. If that can’t be pinpointed, it must be a disorder of some kind causing the child to act out in a negative way. They believe that their job as parents is to make their child happy, all the time. And if they feel they are failing this…

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2 Breast milk plus healthy sleep habits may help prevent Autism Spectrum Disorders?

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Finally, some answers from mainstream medical community about the connection between Autism Spectrum Disorders and Gastrointestinal issues! This information may help in early detection. And in my opinion, it may also make the case for how important it is to exclude even one drop of formula from your baby’s diet and do whatever it takes to ensure your baby receives your breast milk exclusively for the first year of his life. Once formula is introduced its gastrointestinal effects are irreversible, even if mostly breastfed. You’ll notice in the following study, sleep plays a role, too. Here’s what Dr. Sears had to say about it… Please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with ASD here or on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/JenniJuneBabyPlanner?fref=ts

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How to REALLY have balance between work and family

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A successful way to reconcile our work and family responsibilities is by creating a family plan that complements rather than competes against our business plan. All business experts stress the importance of creating a thorough strategic business plan before starting a business or a new business initiative. Working women now need to learn how to prepare a family plan as well, because we do not want success in business to come at the expense of happiness in our marriage and family life. A certified baby planner can help professional women create an efficient and strategic family plan that will not only enhance their ability to do it all, but ensure their success through sustainability. Sustainability is the key to thriving rather than merely surviving. Your marriage, your business, just about everything valuable to you is dependent on a strong plan that will help you weather the inevitable storms in daily…

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