3 Reasons To Try L-Theanine for your Special Needs Child

Navigating the world of special needs parenting can feel like solving multiple puzzles all at once. Some you’ve solved before, and others drive you crazy trying to find the right piece!  One of these puzzles is sleep. Parents are constantly making sure ALL the right pieces are in place to ensure a good night’s rest. […]

Sleep Train or Potty Train?

When speaking to special needs families, this question of what to start with comes up a lot. “We’ve just gotten a potty training plan from our BCBA.” “We’re set to toilet train in a couple weeks. Should we wait to start a plan?” It is important to give your child to opportunity for independence with […]

Keeping Your Family Healthy During Coronavirus

Making sure that your family stays healthy during this time is really important! The good news is that you can use this information to help your family now, and for any major illnesses down the line. Here are my top recommendations to help combat illness and boost your child’s immunity!No surprises here — make sure […]

Facing the Challenges of Being a Single Dad

This week’s blog post comes from Daniel at dadsolo.com.  Daniel is a single father and has created dadsolo.com to give resources, experience, tips and more for single dads and parents.  Please be sure to check out his site!  When you think of a single parent, you typically think of a young single woman working two […]

Get Moving to Get Sleeping

Did you know that nearly 50% of Americans suffer from poor/insufficient sleep? That’s a whole lot of people. If everyone followed a consistent routine and got to bed at the right time, it would be a great step in the right direction with regards to sleep health and hygiene.  But, what else can you do? […]

Unlock Your Health Interview with Dr. Murthy

      blog RSS To listen to the full interview, please visit: http://www.uyhradio.com/episode-41 A couple of months ago, I was introduced to Dr. Vijay Murthy.  Currently located in England, Dr. Murthy is an aryuvedic doctor and trained in naturopathy, helping his patients get on a pathway to total wellness through holistic means.  I have had […]

Kids Age Faster When They Lose Sleep

Sleep is a vital process for getting rid of toxins and strengthening our neural networks.  During later stages of sleep, the branches that grow out of brain cells (synapses) get a chance to strengthen and help preserve new brain cells.  In REM sleep (the last stage of sleep), our brain gets organized — it picks […]

Sleep Training During Illness

Today, I want to give you some tips for handling sickness so that you don’t lose progress when sleep training your child with special needs.  Anyone who is ill does not sleep as well as they normally do. The tip? Do your best to stay the course. It’s realistic to expect that your sick child is […]

Reflux, Why it Hurts Sleep, and What to To

Reflux is a very uncomfortable condition, and the burning associated with it would keep anyone up at night.  Working with kids with special needs, reflux (and in extreme cases GERD) tends to come up a lot in conversation (no pun intended).  This is often an issue that begins when the child is just an infant […]