Unlike traditional cry-it-out or Ferber-oriented sleep training, this approach (as pioneered by Kim West LCSW-C) gradually scaffolds sleep skills without having to leave them alone to cry. I mean, no one's learning anything when they're hysterical.
A gradual sleep training approach allows you to stay with your child and gradually wean down what you do to help. The process takes everyone's strengths and challenges into account. This is anything BUT "one size fits all."
It's tolerable for both the child and the parent
It's do-able. There's no "talking yourself into it."
It really works even for bright, intense, persistent kiddos
It's customizable to fit your unique family and goals
There is an alternative to "crying it out"
A gradual approach can really work!
Even when nothing else has....
Working with me...
I am currently not taking one-on-one clients for full coaching packages. However, I do have a few options:
1. Book a half-hour call ($50). This includes a brief pre-call assessment, the half-hour call and a brief emailed summary after the call. You can book that directly with the link below. This is appropriate for relatively simple questions. We cannot fully devise a plan in this call.
2. Book a one-hour call ($125). This includes the one-hour Zoom call, and an emailed written summary/plan after the call. The link will allow you to book and pay. [PLEASE NOTE: This is for children 6mos - 5yrs.]
If you want follow-up support after the call, I can refer you to trained, certified Gentle Sleep Coach colleagues.
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