videos

 

Good news about sleep for babies under 6-months

You may be surprised to hear that there is no research on the need to start before 6-months on sleep training. This video gives you some good news about working with younger babies.

How self-soothing really develops

Self-soothing is not a skill that appears at birth. It is directly tied to the development of the brain and nervous system and is heavily reliant on parents' help with input that goes beyond what a baby can handle. It's not "sink or swim." It's more like how we teach kids to ride a bike.  Watch for more info...

Podcasts

 
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DIFFERENTLY WIRED PODCAST (MAR 2022)

"SLEEP HACKS FOR DIFFERENTLY WIRED KIDS"

In this episode, Macall talks about the unique sensitivities differently wired children have that frequently result in sleep challenges, how she supports families struggling with sleep issues by helping them to introduce a sustainable night routine, and strategies for helping our kids establish better sleep habits. I also asked Macall to share her opinion on co-sleeping and melatonin which I know so many of us have used with our children, as well as how we can get back on track with a healthy nighttime routine, especially if we’ve done somewhat I refer to as “accidental parenting” and established sleep routines that aren’t going to work in the long run. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

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YOUR PARENTING MOJO (MAR 2022)

"EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SLEEP TRAINING (RESEARCH)"

In this episode, we talk about the research on popular sleep training methods to see how well they map to both real-world parenting, as well as to those kids who fall outside of the middle of the temperament bell curve. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

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FINDING YOUR VILLAGE
(WITH AMANDA GORMAN)

"EARLY SIGNS OF TEMPERAMENT IN BABIES"

In this episode, Macall talks about what characteristics babies with this temperament have and gives tips on what parents can do. In the episode we discuss: What baby temperament is. What's different about alert babies and how to know if you have one. Tips and coping strategies if you have a "livewire."​ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

In this episode, Macall talks about what characteristics babies with this temperament have and gives tips on what parents can do. In the episode we discuss: What baby temperament is. What's different about alert babies and how to know if you have one. Tips and coping strategies if you have a "livewire."​ CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

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the gentle parenting show
(WITH kim west)

“SLEEP TRAINING ADVICE BASED ON YOUR CHILD'S TEMPERAMENT" 

Kim and Macall sat down to discuss sleep training based on a child’s temperament. They speak specifically about alert, high-wired and high-energy children, and how common sleep training advice can be adapted based on this type of child. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

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the gentle parenting show
(WITH kim west)

“HOW TO INTERPRET SLEEP TRAINING RESEARCH AND FIND WHAT
WORKS FOR YOU"

Kim and Macall sat down to discuss Macall’s critical literature review on the use of extinction in infants under a year, and large parent surveys on experiences with sleep advice, the “upsides” of “difficult” temperament, and the impact of temperament on parents’ experiences with sleep and sleep training. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

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THE 15-MINUTE MATRIX

“MAPPING MOM SHAME"

In today’s episode, we discuss the “mom shaming” that can occur around sleep training or when parenting “live-wire” children and how we can best support these parents in their efforts. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

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the science of parenting

"ALL ABOUT SLEEP"

Macall visits with our Science of Parenting team to discuss her years of research on sleep and children. She offers some ideas that may be useful for parents who have a child who has FOMO – also known as “fear of missing out.”  She wants parents to know they are not alone. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...

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LEADING EDGE PARENTING

"NON-SLEEPING SENSITIVE CHILDREN"

Join Sandi as she interviews sleep expert, Macall Gordon, founder of Little Livewires. Learn how to keep your child’s strengths and challenges in mind as you craft a sleep strategy to soothe their alert, sensitive, intense hard wiring and finally get the sleep that you all deserve. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN...