Video: Must Have Routines For Summer Sanity

This week on King 5 News, I shared what routines parents should keep in place over summer.

For more tips on this topic, check out 3 Must Have Routines for Summer Sanity.

 
Parent Coach Sarina Natkin offers some tips to keep everybody sane during the summer time.
 

Holiday Parenting: More Buddha, Less Martha Stewart

Holiday Parenting: More Buddha, Less Martha Stewart

Many of us can’t wait for the holidays. We imagine lazing around with family, drinking hot cocoa and kids content to play all day, needing nothing but their new toys. In reality, we often find ourselves frantically finishing holiday shopping while wrapping up work projects before the kids are out of school for two weeks. Not to mention packing for travel or rearranging the house to accommodate in-laws. Alas, it seems that sometimes our fantasy does not align with reality.

Get Into The Groove: Top Tips For Back To School Bliss

Get Into The Groove: Top Tips For Back To School Bliss

Is the end of summer really here? It seems like we were just in June looking out at a few months of sunny days and a break from the school year routine. Whether you can’t wait to get your kids back in to the routine of school or you are wishing for an endless summer, it’s time to dust off the backpacks and lunch boxes and gear up for the rapidly approaching start of school.

Rise & Shine: Helping Your Snoozer Wake Up and Other Sleep Challenges

Rise & Shine: Helping Your Snoozer Wake Up and Other Sleep Challenges

Is there anything that stresses parents more than sleep problems? As if sleep challenges were not bad enough, now you have an overtired brain that is struggling to come up with solutions! Lucky for you, my own kids are sleeping well at the moment. Here are a few questions I frequently hear from parents, along with some tips to ease your sleeping woes.

Bedtime Whack-A-Mole

Bedtime Whack-A-Mole

Every parent dreads the nights where bedtime seems to last forever. We go through our bedtime routine, read books, snuggle, and say goodnight and within minutes they are back up. The list of bedtime requests can be seemingly endless, from a drink of water to a missing snuggle to a suddenly discovered splinter. I believe one time our daughter asked if we could make the birds stop chirping. Sometimes, you can even watch them ponder what they should ask for next.

Crazy Time: A Solution For Bedtimes Gone Wild!

Crazy Time: A Solution For Bedtimes Gone Wild!

Its bedtime, you have followed your routine; your little one is settled in bed and its time to snuggle. Snuggling turns in to tickling, followed by laughter and before you know it your little one is very wound up instead of winding down for sleep.

The Bedtime Dance

The Bedtime Dance

We all know the drill. It’s been a long day, everyone is tired and it’s time for the kids to go to bed. Every step of the process feels like herding cats. Once there is more than one child in the home, the steps to this dance become even more complex. It makes tired parents want to hop up on a horse and lasso those kiddos right in to bed!