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Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family

The brilliant Mayim Bialek, Ph.D. wrote the foreword for Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family
about babies and sleep.

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3 Good Things

The Great Dads Project

Have you ever noticed how much easier it sometimes is to file a complaint than to feel gratitude? If so, you’re not alone.

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Sometimes it just feels more natural, or it just comes easier, to focus on what isn’t right than what is, what we don’t have than what we do, those who don’t like us than those who care deeply.

Attitude of Gratitude

Well, it’s no different for our children. In fact, if we are not pretty proficient in expressing our own gratitude, if we are not mostly optimistic and positive ourselves, then we may have inadvertently modeled some complaining, negativity, or resentment for our kids. They may have learned by our example.

As we reorient ourselves, I want to suggest a simple exercise that may help our children as well, create some great conversation, nurture gratitude and positivity, and maybe even bring some more restful sleep.

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