Almost one-third of children don't get enough sleep. And the more experts focus on the causes, the more they are finding that nighttime disturbances are linked to other childhood problems. Read on for the newest research breakthroughs and expert strategies to solve common bedtime battles.
The reports are in from dozens of homes across the country, where more than 300 toys were put to the test. Kids rolled trucks through mud, took dolls camping, transformed yarn into cute crafts, and challenged each other to board games. The results? The Top Ten Toys of the Year, as well as 20 other winners. Play on!
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Anxiety, insecurity, distractions -- these can all send your little one straight from her bed into yours. Luckily, you can break this bedtime habit. Here's how to encourage your child to sleep independently.
Sleep struggles are common among 2- and 3-year-olds, and when you take a look at the huge developmental changes they're going through, it's easy to see why. Use our guide to find out what's behind your kid's restless nights and to help get her on a saner sleep schedule.