Category Archives: Child Psychology

What We Learn Before We Are Born

Though this Ted Talk is a few years old (2011), Annie Murphy Paul makes some interesting points about what we learn before we are born. Advertisements

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How to Make Bedtime a Positive Experience

My sister and I moved the bunk beds so that we could watch television as it was reflected in our mirror from my parent’s bedroom. We would watch hours of Nick at Nite only to wake up cranky and unrested … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Increase Self-Confidence in Kids

Melissa from CloudMom.com offers 5 Tips to Increase Self-Confidence in Kids in her guest post on Sleeping Should Be Easy. These are her suggestions: Praise the effort, not the person or the result. We don’t have to be good at everything. … Continue reading

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On Letting Infants “Cry It Out”

One of the most emotionally and physically taxing parts of being a new parent may be deciding if you will let your infant cry him/herself to sleep by self-soothing or attending to your baby after you have put him/her to … Continue reading

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Teach Children How to Think

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High Contrast Images for Infants

As an infant’s most under developed sense at birth, research has been conducted to learn more about infant eyesight since the 1960’s. After several studies, it has been proven that newborns can only clearly see about 8-10 inches in front … Continue reading

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How Much Screen Time Is too Much?

With all of the most innovative technology at our fingertips, and at the fingertips of our children, how much screen time is too much? According to Michigan State University (MSU), “more than 40 percent of infants under 5 months of … Continue reading

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