The Sleep Sense method was created out of the strong belief that healthy sleep habits make for healthy children. A well-rested child is curious, energetic, happy, playful and eager to learn.

When parents ask for help with their child’s sleep problems they are placing a great deal of trust in me and I want you to know that I take this responsibility very seriously.

The Sleep Sense method places so much emphasis on accommodating different parenting styles, and the bottom line is that you, as a parent, need to be comfortable with your new sleep plan in order for it to work for your child!

My approach to improving your child’s sleep is pretty simple:

1) I’ll give you honest information about WHY sleep is so important for your child’s well-being. (This will give you all the motivation you need to make changes to your child’s sleep habits.)

2) I’ll lay out an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan that lets you make some choices about what is the right approach for your child. (All children are different, and nobody knows your child better than you do. I encourage you to use your knowledge of your child to customize his or her sleep plan.)

3) I’ll show you how to measure success. (No, you shouldn’t expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first night — although it does happen! I’ll tell you what you should expect along the way…)

Does this involve crying…?

People always ask whether the Sleep Sense method involves “crying it out”. The answer is simple…

Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. That’s why I’m always sure to tell parents that this may involve some amount of protest on the child’s part. In my experience, it is normally very short term with huge rewards for everyone in the family at the end of the journey.

You can rest assured that I will never ask you to leave your child to cry alone, nor will I ask you to ignore their cries. The reason that the Sleep Sense method is so effective is that it lets you develop a plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child.

Please contact me for a free 15 minute evaluation so I can hear more about your child’s specific situation and discuss the best solution for you and your family.

 

Bryn Gunning

Certified Sleep Sense™ Consultant