2017 Top Health Blog – Compassionate Sleep Solutions

Sleep Is An Increasing Health Issue/Borderline Health Crisis Last week I lost a lot of sleep. I am in a new transition as a parent. The transition not all of us have to make. The one where we must show up to parent our aged parent. It is exhausting because development at this point, for my mother, is going backwards. …

Empathy and Compassion

Empathy and Compassion: Our children will learn it from us. They will learn it from how we feel it, show it, and do it.  And doing compassion is sitting with the inability to really DO anything at all. We don’t just do something – we sit there. We listen, we remain present, we empathize. We teach it from the beginning …

Fantasy and Reality Parenting

What happens when the fantasy of how we hoped we would be as a parent, meets the reality of our child? I was sharing with my partner this morning that I really imagined I would never yell at my child(ren). He knows me so of course he chuckled and said, “You are kidding right?” Last week was a great week …

Fall Back Into Solution

Every summer we get off of our routine with sleep and with life in general. We all fall out of habit at some point(s) in our lives. We don’t do it because we are wrong, bad or weak. We do it because we are human. The main reason why parents don’t reach out to me for support is because of …

Infant Sleep and Parental Self-soothing

A typical day in the life of my Inbox Email Subject: Help with crying From: Aaron and his ten-month-old daughter: She was a good sleeper for about six-months. Suddenly everything we were doing has stopped working. My wife nurses her to sleep every night. And now as soon as we start to lower her into the crib her eyes pop …

Baby Sleep: On Their Own – With Our Help

A typical day in the life of my Inbox.  Email subject: HELP!!!! From: Alex and her eight-month-old baby. I don’t know what happened. Things were going so well. I would nurse her to sleep and she slept for four or five hour stretches. All of a sudden she is up every hour or two crying. It feels like I have …

Mom with newborn sleeping in her arms

SIDS Data – Is YOUR baby at risk?

Most likely the answer is – no.  I have added some charts that I found interesting and informative along with the links that provide more information. Take a look at the following and draw your own conclusions on whether or not you feel like these statistics apply to you and your family. This study published on NPR is worth a read …

Attach This! – Attachment Theory and Limbic Attunement

I am pleased to announce: Evolutionary Educaring®: Transforming Infant/Toddler Care Now Dr. Allan Schore, Keynote: “The Development of the Right Brain Across the Lifespan: What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Preeminent neuroscientist, psychologist and educator, Dr. Allan Schore will present scientific evidence that ongoing experiences of mutual love in infancy lays the groundwork for all later development. Join me …

The Kitchen Sink of Mindfulness

In his book The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation,  Thich Nhat Hanh offers everyday moments where we can practice mindfulness.   From The Miracle of Mindfulness While washing the dishes one should only be washing the dishes, which means that while washing the dishes, one should be completely aware of the fact that one is washing the dishes. …

Meditation Made Simple – Grounding Meditation

Mindfulness practices can be simple. They can be short. They must be practiced. Like any habit mindfulness must be done consistently and repetitively for the benefit to be realized. Here is the first in a series of practices even a busy parent can incorporate into their day. Every day I remind parents – WE are the emotional anchor for the child. To …