My Philosophy

Minimize tears and distress...

Minimize tears and distress...

I offer gentler alternatives for families who want to teach their child to sleep well without leaving their baby alone to cry it out.

Leaving a baby to cry it out alone puts unnecessary psychological and physical stress on both the parents and child. 

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as no crying at all as a child learns how to deal with changes, but my goal is to minimize tears and distress. I encourage parents to be loving and responsive while allowing their child the room to learn this vital life skill of putting themselves to sleep. The parent responds and stays with their little one and offers physical and verbal reassurance without putting their child to sleep. The Gentle Sleep Coach approach supports the development of secure attachment between parent and child.

 … without judgment

I believe there is no right or wrong method, you don’t have to pick a camp, it’s all about what works best for you and your family. Whether you are breastfeeding, co-sleeping or in or sleeping in separate bedrooms, we can find a strategy that will work for you.

I also believe there is no one-size-fits-all approach to teaching a child to sleep. Together we will create a personalized, step-by-step sleep plan that will factor in your parenting philosophy, your child’s emotional needs, age, development stage, health and temperament, mother’s well-being and the related family dynamics. And most importantly I will support and coach you through the process from beginning to end- for night sleep and naps!