A Weighted Blanket Saved Bedtime in Our House

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Using a weighted blanket at bedtime has dramatically improved sleep in our house. Here’s how, and some safety tips for using weighted blankets with kids.    Our bedtime routine with my oldest (now 7) has always gone a little something like this: Typical bedtime routine (bath, teeth, pjs, books, etc). Cuddle. Talk. Ask a million […]

Nebula Calm Down Jar: Sensory & Science 

Why make a nebula calm down jar? I have written before about how raising spirited kids can be both challenging and rewarding. Something I get often in the comments is “well, aren’t all kids like that?” Truth is, yes. If you are a parent of a spirited child (aff link), you might know that their […]

Setting Up a Calm Down Corner for Kids: A Time-Out Alternative

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This article has been updated since it was originally published in July, 2014. This post contains affiliate links, for purchases made within it, this blog receives a small commission. I have a spirited kid. From the moment he was small, I scoured the internet to find some of the best resources for gently parenting him, […]