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Sleep Across Childhood: Preschoolers

Sleep Across Childhood: Preschoolers

When I think about sleep in preschoolers, there are several important topics that come to mind: increased independence, bedtime fears, parasomnias, and elimination of naps. The preschool years encompass ages 3-5, and this represents a time of increased cognitive complexity in children. They start to develop theories about how things happen in the world and...

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Sleep Across Childhood: Toddlers

Sleep Across Childhood: Toddlers

The funny thing about infants is that, just when you feel that you are steady on your feet in this parenting game, they move into a new developmental world of toddlerhood. Your sweet, easy to smile baby has become suspicious of strangers and cries when you leave her. There are many ways to define “toddler”,...

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Sleep Across Childhood: Infants

Sleep Across Childhood: Infants

When working to have your infant sleep well, you have to pay close attention to their sleep onset associations- these are the touch, scent, and sound conditions that are present when they fall asleep. Infants can become entrained to a wide variety of sleep. ONSET ASSOCIATIONS We all know of some families that have been...

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The Death of Prince: Unexpected Addiction

The Death of Prince: Unexpected Addiction

[This article first appeared at Shrink Tank in July 2016] The death of Prince has brought to the forefront a problem that has been plaguing America for at least the past decade: prescription drug abuse and addiction. I actually started to write this blog about a month before Prince died, because of reports from the...

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Can Charisma Be Learned?

Can Charisma Be Learned?

When I was in middle school, I felt certain that traits had to have been genetic gifts. Some people seemed to understand social relationships, and were magically gifted with social skills, whereas I was pretty lacking in that department. It didn’t help that I had moved to a new city and had a terrible haircut,...