The Catching Fireflies
Healthy sleep habits make for healthy children.
A well-rested child is curious, energetic, happy, playful, and eager to learn.
Every baby is born with the innate ability to sleep. How well they sleep depends on if they have developed the connections and pathways in the brain leading to skill development around sleep. Sleeping well is a learned behaviour. It is taught with your guidance and support. You are the parent, you are in charge. Your child will follow your guidelines and boundaries you set around sleep.
It is never too early or too late to get your child sleeping well. And most children begin to sleep well a few days into the plan.
After an initial discussion and questionnaire, an easy to follow, step by step plan is created based on your child, you as the parent, sleep research and proven methodology. The bottom line is that you need to be comfortable with your new sleep plan in order for it to work for your child, as you are the one to carry out the plan for your child. Please know that this is not a "cry it out" approach.
We then have a consultation to go over every detail of the plan discussing bedtime, nighttime and naps. We also chat about why your child may not be sleeping well, your goals, success and what you can expect along the way.
The best part is you get one on one support every step of the way to answer your questions, customize the support to your child and make this a successful and positive experience.
You are not alone. Many parents are concerned about CRYING.
Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. Teaching your child to sleep well will most likely involve some amount of protest on the child’s part. Change does not always come easy. We do everything we can to minimize the crying and set your child up for success. And most parents report that night one went better than they expected!
It is also good news that the crying is usually short lived and after a few days into the plan, the crying starts to disappear as the child starts to develop their own set of sleep skills and feels more comfortable and confident in their sleep abilities.
Do not let a few nights of potential crying trump a lifetime of good sleep.
Your family depends on it!