Sleep

Be sure to get all the sleep you and your kids need. Learn why sleep is so essential to good health, ways to catch a nap, and help with sleep disorders. Happy dreams.

8 Best Solutions to Beat Bedwetting

Worried about your child wetting the bed? We have ways to help you stop the bedwetting.

How Do I Teach My Child to Sleep Alone?

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.

Is Your Child Too Old to Nap?

How to know when (or if!) it's time to ditch the daytime snooze.

5 Ways to Prep Your Kids for Daylight Saving Time

The "spring forward/fall back" switch messes up everyone's schedule! Here's how to get your little one on track so you can all get a good night's sleep.

Nap Time

We've uncovered the secrets that will help your child sleep longer (and better) during the day.

10 Tips for Helping Your Child Fall Asleep

Help your child sleep through the night with these 10 pointers.

Nightmares: 6 Steps to Stop Scary Dreams

Kids of all ages get scared by nightmares, but you can help your child learn to sleep soundly again.

Whoa: Lack of Sleep Affects Kids' Brains Differently Than Adults

Here's one more reason to make sure your kids are getting enough sleep.

When Children Have Night Terrors

Night terrors are common in young kids. This is what causes them, and how to help your child.

Baby and Children Sleep Chart

How much sleep does your baby need? When will your child sleep through the night? How many naps are normal now? Check out our age-by-age sleep guide.

How to Help Your Toddler Nap

Even if your child shows signs of giving up precious daily dozes, active toddlers need naps Here's how to keep her happily bagging some extra z's.

Dr. Alan Greene on Bed-Wetting

What is the real cause of my son's bed-wetting?

Tips to Make Bedtime Easier

Getting enough sleep is vital to your child's growth and development, not to mention your own sanity. Studies have shown that sleep-deprived kids get injured more often, they get sick more easily, their grades suffer -- and so do their moods. Try these 6 tried-and-true strategies to make it easier.

Bed-Wetting Blues

About one in ten kids this age can't stay dry at night. Luckily, there's a surprisingly simple solution.

Managing Morning Mayhem and Winning Bedtime Battles

Your child has infinite filibuster tactics to avoid being rushed out the door or whisked off to bed. But these wise ideas are sure to bring a calmer a.m. and p.m.

No More Sleepless Nights

A bad dream, a loud snore, a wet bed. What to do about the most common sleep disrupters.

How Does Sleep Affect Success at School?

If your preschooler isn't getting the recommended 10-12 hours of total sleep daily, he should be. Research shows that even a one-hour deficit for children 3 and under might cause long-lasting behavioral and cognitive problems when they start elementary school. "Parents need to pay as much attention to sleep as they do to nutrition and other health issues," says Parents adviser Judith Owens, M.D., coauthor of "Take Charge of Your Child's Sleep". Here's how skimping on sleep affects preschool success.

Stop Toddler Bedtime Battles

Sleep struggles are common among 2- and 3-year-olds, as a result of the huge developmental changes they're going through. Use our guide to determine what's behind your kid's restless nights and ultimately get her on a saner sleep schedule.

What Can Happen If Your Kids Don't Get Enough Sleep

New research offers yet another reason to make healthy sleep a priority in your house: It may help your kids live longer.

Kids' Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

Study shows that kids who get the least amount of sleep are most likely to be overweight.

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