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 …

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Crying and The Gentle Approach

Compassionate Sleep Solutions is an honest and authentic approach to sleep. My bias is that this is the best for our children. Most often when parents say “gentle” what they mean is no or at the very least less crying. My program makes every effort to reduce the crying and doing so in complete disclosure and transparency to the child. …

Mom is a zombie due to no sleep!

Dear Zombie Parent – Changing Sleep Hard But Rewarding!

A sample email from a desperate and exhausted mommy. Message to Compassionate Sleep Solutions: My 7-month old nurses to sleep for nights and naps.  He wakes exhausted and so do I. He wakes after 45 minutes of night sleep, and continues to wake every few minutes to every two hours all night long. I am a zombie and not able …

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep: My opinion

This bunny has hopped his way to the top of the Amazon chart. This is a testament to how desperate parents are to find something, anything, to get their child to sleep. “In the book, Ehrlin, a Swedish psychologist, tells the story of a rabbit named Roger who wants to go to sleep but can’t. It’s not the most compelling …

Falling Peacefully to Sleep – A Learned Skill

It’s 7:00 pm. Bedtime. You and your child go through a nightly ritual in properly preparing for sleep. It has been a long day and both of you are looking forward to getting some soothing and much deserved rest. You place your child in the crib, kiss her goodnight, turn off the lights, and your baby peacefully falls asleep. You …

Your Child's Sleep and the School Start

Schedule shifting in the summer time leads to a sleep deficit. I know that, I teach that, and yet this summer we fell into some late nights and late mornings. Although my children are older now (11 and 12), they still require a good amount of sleep to function in school (9-10 hours). Learn a few key points to re-pattern …

Lullaby Your Baby

Lull your baby bye bye with your voice.  I encourage parents to turn off the music playing turtles and lullaby cd’s and use YOUR own voice to sing to your babies and children at night. No matter what you think of your own singing voice, your child thinks that your voice, coming out of your face, is the most beautiful …

Baby Sleep and Sound Machines

New Research on Sound Machines in the Nursery Infants are experiencing all of their senses at once. This is why their environment can easily become overstimulating and too much sensory input can make it harder to drift off to sleep. There is some evidence that baby sleep and sound machines can be a good combination. When parents ask about white …