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Readers know the classic book for reading your grandchildren to sleep, “Goodnight, Moon.” A new classic has been introduced, “Can I Just Take a Nap?” A bowl of Cheerios (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Ron Rauss, architect, poet and first-time children’s book author, decided to enter a contest in 2010 that Cheerios hosts every year for new children’s book authors. He won, beating out more than 8,000 entries. Simon and Schuster published his book and General Mills, owner of Cheerios cereal, put a small, paperback version in three million boxes of Cheerios. Now, it’s out in hardback. Although... (Read More ...)

Image via Wikipedia This trick still works for a very sleepy child. Not everything still works, or is still recommended. But, this one does. At least, for a four-year-old. Our grandson fell asleep in the car on the 10-minute drive home from school, excited about celebrating his dog’s birthday that evening and the new table and chairs waiting in the box delivered to his doorstep when we got home. Even naptime books were not enough to calm him down for a nap. After he had gotten up twice, and was sent back to bed twice, I tried the trick that had worked for such rare occasions on his father.... (Read More ...)