Articles by Patti Teel:

Dubbed The Dream Maker by People magazine, Patti Teel is a former teacher and the author of The Floppy Sleep Game Book, which gives parents techniques to help their children relax, deal with stress or fall asleep. Visit Patti online at www.pattiteel.com to subscribe to her free newsletter.
  1. Handling homework

    Limited amounts of homework in the primary grades may be beneficial; however, it should not be excessive, especially in the lower...
  2. Teach kids to be active

    Physical activity is one of the simplest and most effective ways to help reduce stress and ensure that a child gets a good night's...
  3. Teach kids to turn it off

    Time that children spend watching television takes away from time that could have been spent creatively. It's also a concern that...
  4. Fortify sensitive kids

    Children are likely to interpret and respond very differently to their experiences, depending on their temperament. Sensitive...
  5. Eating right for sleep

    Food has a huge impact on a child's well-being. It can energize, increase hyperactivity or induce fatigue. Just as a lack of sleep...