My Philosophy

I work with families to overcome their children’s

sleep problems because I feel strongly that

healthy sleep habits make for healthy children.

I believe that learning to sleep well is just as important for your child’s development as good nutrition and exercise. I understand that this is YOUR journey and there is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to learning to sleep well. So this isn’t “sleep training” as we know it. I will work with you to build an easy-to-follow plan that is right for your family, taking into account your lifestyle, your child’s temperament and your parenting style.

My approach to improving your child’s sleep is pretty simple:

01. I’ll give you honest information about why sleep is so important for your child’s well-being. 

This will give you the knowledge, motivation and confidence you need to make changes to your child’s sleep habits.

02. I’ll lay out an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan that lets you make some choices about what is the right approach for your child. 

All children are different, and nobody knows your child better than you do. I encourage you to use your knowledge of your child to customise his or her sleep plan.

03. I’ll show you how to measure success. 

You shouldn’t expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first night, although it does happen! I’ll tell you what you should expect along the way!

A little note about “crying” 

Since people always ask me about whether my methods involve “crying it out,” I always like to address it up front…

Many people are sensitive to crying, including myself, but 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. That’s why I’m always sure to tell parents that my plan will most likely involve at least some amount of protest on the child’s part.

Please understand that I will never ask you to leave your child to cry alone, nor will I ask you to ignore their cries. The reason that my methods are so effective is that it lets you develop a plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child.

So I can’t promise that your child will not cry but what I can promise is better sleeping families, and often in as short a time as two weeks.

If you have any questions at all about the philosophy behind my approach, please don’t hesitate to ask!