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A podcast for conscious parents who drop the f-bomb. A lot.

We are the overthinkers, the dreamers, and the doers. We are parenting in a radically different way than those before us. But our divine vision gets blurry cause...OMG...kids can be such a pain in the ass. Let's work from the inside out, in a whole brain, whole body way to mitigate the crappy behavior. Not just with our kids but with ourselves. So you can be the parent you envision.

Hosted by Jamie Glowacki, Author of "Oh Crap! Potty Training" and the soon to be released title, "Oh Crap! I Have a Toddler: Tackling These Crazy Awesome Years―No Time-outs Needed"

Sep 6, 2019

Alanna McGuinn is a sleep consultant, founder of the Good Night Sleep Site and a stress management coach. As a mother of three, she understands firsthand how vital sleep is for both children and parents during those first few years of raising kids, so she now focuses on how you can maximize not only how long you and your toddlers sleep but the quality of that sleep as well. She’s also hosts the podcast This Girl Loves Sleep, where she recently interviewed Jamie.

 

In this episode, Alanna discusses that tricky transition from cradle to bed, explains why you should invest in a proper alarm clock, and looks at medical conditions that can impact how well your little ones sleep. Jamie also announces the winner of her book pre-launch party giveaway!



The Finer Details of This Episode:

 

  • Alanna reveals what prompted her to become a sleep specialist.
  • Why it’s always worth trying to put your kid on an earlier bedtime, even if your schedule needs to change.
  • Factors you should consider when debating if it’s too soon to move your little one from a crib to a bed.
  • Techniques and technology you can use to get yourself in a better mood for deep, restful sleep.
  • Why it can be beneficial to get up in the middle of the night and do an activity if you don’t feel tired enough.
  • Is it possible to set when your little ones wake up as well as when they go to bed?
  • The importance of establishing who’s in charge at bedtime (hint: it’s the parents).
  • Navigating the turbulent waters of napping.
  • How sleep apnea and adenoids can affect the quality of your child’s sleep.



Quotes:

 

“Work out all your sleep kinks first, then transition.”

 

“If we’re waking up and seeing all this clutter it’s just gonna add more clutter to our minds.”

 

“It’s really important to create a positive association between sleep and bed.”

 

“We should be sleeping 85% of the time we’re in bed.”

 

“You don’t negotiate with terrorists or toddlers.”



Links:

 

Good Night Sleep Site homepage - https://goodnightsleepsite.com/

 

This Girl Loves Sleep podcast - https://goodnightsleepsite.com/podcast/

 

Good Night Sleep Site Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/GoodNightSleepSite/

 

Good Night Sleep Site Community - https://www.facebook.com/groups/GoodNightSleepSite/

 

Jamie’s homepage - http://www.jamieglowacki.com/ 

  

Oh Crap! Potty Training - https://www.amazon.com/Crap-Potty-Training-Everything-Parenting-ebook/dp/B00V3L8YSU

 

Oh Crap! I Have A Toddler [Pre-order my new book] - 

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Oh-Crap!-I-Have-a-Toddler/Jamie-Glowacki/Oh-Crap-Parenting/9781982109738