2017 Top Health Blog – Compassionate Sleep Solutions

Sleep Is An Increasing Health Issue/Borderline Health Crisis Last week I lost a lot of sleep. I am in a new transition as a parent. The transition not all of us have to make. The one where we must show up to parent our aged parent. It is exhausting because development at this point, for my mother, is going backwards. …

Don’t worry. Be sleepy.

What I love most about this article is that it offers a science-based review and overriding message to – A.) tune into your child and B.) trust your own intuition over books and “experts.” This is calming to parents and calm humans sleep better. LINK: The BBC: The science of healthy baby sleep Amanda Ruggeri is an English journalist, editor, photographer, …

Bedsharing Part 2

Mothers come to me each day feeling distraught and in downright despair from the social pressure to co-sleep. They share deep-seated guilt in their knowing that they quite simply – can NOT pull it off. They think that if they don’t choose co-sleeping that there is only one other choice: traditional sleep “training” that involves “cry-it-out.” Every day I hear …

Bedsharing: Part 1

Posted on Facebook by a Doula Service: Sleep with your children, hug each other while you can under the covers, do not be afraid of that addiction. Children are small only once, then when they grow up they will find their way and their spaces. Sleep heart against heart, so much so that you feel their breath, because there is …

Compassionate Sleep Solutions Receives 2020 Boulder Award

BOULDER March 11, 2020 — Compassionate Sleep Solutions has been selected for the 2020 Boulder Award in the Sleep Consultant category by the Boulder Award Program. Each year, the Boulder Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small …

Letting Our Children Face Their Fears

I LOVE finding research that backs up my program and how I work with parents and children. Most of the children in my practice are entering into a stage of development when separation anxiety presents itself. How we meet this in our children and respond to these natural feelings will teach the child a lot about themselves. And in doing …

Secure Attachment: And how our internal dialogue influences it.

How does our own connection and disconnection with the self play a role in our attachment with our children? Dr. Dan Siegel is a very important resource for parents and his research influenced Compassionate Sleep Solutions from its inception. In this video Dr. Siegel spells it out so clearly and beautifully. What quality do WE need to cultivate as parents …

Night Lights

Most often I recommend complete darkness. However, sometimes the the developing child needs to see where they are moving in the night. Gross motor development can be very disruptive to sleep. Everything this toddler is doing in the day, he is also doing in his crib at night. The crib is a busy place. The brain is revisiting all they …

#Father – The New Masculine

A New Masculine Paradigm I’ve noticed something over the last five years. Every week I am talking to more and more dads. More fathers are reaching out for sleep help and today I would say that for initial phone conversations 90% of the time both dad and mom are on the call. Some Stats on American Dads More dads are …

Affection and Physical Touch

There have been a number of recent studies that highlight the relationship between parental affection and children’s happiness and success. READ MORE ON STUDY How we touch, hold and gaze into the eyes of our infants, from the moment they are born, is imperative in building healthy attachment. As our children grow and develop every interaction we have will shape …

Empathy and Compassion

Empathy and Compassion: Our children will learn it from us. They will learn it from how we feel it, show it, and do it.  And doing compassion is sitting with the inability to really DO anything at all. We don’t just do something – we sit there. We listen, we remain present, we empathize. We teach it from the beginning …