Facing Bedtime Fears

The dark. Spiders. Monsters. Being alone. Fears that have interrupted children’s and parents’ sleep for millennia. How common are nighttime fears? 4-6 year olds: 59% 7-9 year olds: 85% 10-12 year olds: 80% Adolescents: 49% ((Muris, P., Merckelbach, H., Ollendick, T....

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How To End Bedtime Battles… For Good!

The root issue behind bedtime stalling It starts out innocently enough: you’ve already kissed your child goodnight when she asks for one more story. You pause, but figure why not... and indulge her request. The next night it’s a plea for another song, plus an extra...

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6 Tips + 4 Results = Back to School Sleep Success!

A new school year is here! Set up your child for better learning potential, calmer behavior, more focused attention, and fewer sick days--all by making sleep a priority in your home. Here are a few tools to make your child’s school year a success! The American Academy...

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Magic Sleep Dust: Bedtime Routines, Part 2

All your effort matters, in a way you might not have realized or have been able to quantify before. When a child knows that they can rely on their parent to be responsive and predictable, routines lead to a greater ability to relax and to rest.

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I'm ready for a good night's sleep

Welcome to Once Upon A Bedtime

A good night’s sleep isn’t just the stuff of fairy tales. It’s the spine that holds the book of life together.

My passion is to give you and your family the tools you need to rest well so you can live life to the fullest.