When my first child was born, my mother gave me the most valuable piece of parenting advice that I have received to date – “you know your child best, and you should always follow your gut.” This simple but important piece of advice has not only guided how I care for my own children, but is at the core of my approach to sleep.
While working together, parents will learn to focus on their baby’s cues, and to better trust their instincts. My goal is to help parents find sleep solutions through responsive parenting practices, while building connected relationships. I am passionate about helping families improve sleep without resorting to sleep training. I never utilize extinction or separation-based techniques to get children to sleep. The result is that, when developmentally ready, a baby will be comfortable falling asleep.
This approach is applicable for sleep and beyond. Learning to be a responsive parent is incredibly helpful in your parenting journey. In addition to providing sleep education, I also work with families to better support their children’s attachment needs; even outside the realm of sleep. I offer coaching sessions to give primary caregivers the confidence to parent effectively, while supporting emotions and setting developmentally appropriate expectations for their children.
While working with me, you can expect to feel supported in whatever choices you are making for your family. We will work together to keep the parts of your sleep routine that you love, and make changes to alter the parts that are no longer working.
I believe that fed is best, and I will support you no matter your feeding choice. That said, I have a special interest in preserving the breastfeeding relationship, if you wish to do so, and will take this into account when developing sleep plans for babies and toddlers of all ages.
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