Is your child struggling with sleep?
Whether you are a new parent or a parent of a toddler, we understand the importance of sleep for your family. Children do not exist in a vacuum and as such, we understand when your young ones struggle with sleep, you are also not getting enough sleep.
Perhaps, your maternity leave is over and you are struggling to find a sleep schedule that allows you and your child to feel refreshed and ready to take on the day. Or maybe your child throws tantrums at bedtime so you end up sleeping on their floor each night. You may have already read countless books and blogs on sleep, but nothing seems to be working.
It can be difficult to watch your little one struggle with sleep. But it is important that you do not blame yourself. Many families struggle with sleep. The infant phase, in particular, is challenging for all parents. We don’t need to prolong the sleepless nights any longer. Fortunately, evidence-based strategies can help address sleep difficulties. Through sessions with experienced sleep coaches, you will receive a personalized sleep schedule and learn strategies to help your little one fall asleep and stay asleep.
Even though things are difficult now, there are specific, empirically-supported approaches that can improve your child’s sleep. Our approach is solution-oriented. We help to develop a clear plan of action to improve your child’s sleep.
It is certainly possible that your child may grow out of these issues. However, longitudinal studies suggest that infant sleep problems have the potential to become chronic sleep problems and last into school-aged years (Morganthaler et al., 2006).
How does it work?
At the beginning of our work together, we take the time to get to know you and your family’s unique situation. This allows us to develop personalized sleep plans and identify scientifically-validated treatment options that will best aid your family. Research guides our therapeutic techniques because we want to offer proven services, techniques, and skills that work for each family’s unique needs and goals.
At Caring Cove, we specialize in treating sleep difficulties across childhood, and we have personally seen the benefits of sleep coaching services regardless of how long or how severely a child struggles with sleep. Our Sleep Coaches work with patience, compassion, and empathy to form a connection and build trust with your family.
Will sleep training hurt my relationship with my child?
The answer is no. Researchers have studied this exact question. Studies have not found any evidence that sleep training causes harm to a child (Sadeh et al., 2011), and research suggests that sleep training has no negative effect on the parent-child relationship (Price et al., 2012).
How can sleep coaching help in the long run?
Think of sleep coaching as an investment in your family’s future. Research suggests that insufficient sleep can lead to harmful effects on attention, affect regulation, cognitive development, and health outcomes for a child (Morganthaler et al., 2006). We want to help set your child up for success.
We ALSO want to help set parents up for success. We understand how many things you have on your plate– lack of sleep does not need to be one of them. Sleep deprivation can put caregivers at risk for higher levels of stress as well as at risk for developing mental and physical health issues. Since the approaches used at Caring Cove are evidence-based, they are also time-limited.
What if I’m not local?
No problem! We offer virtual sleep coaching services.
My schedule is insane… how can I fit this in?
We will work with you to find a time that works for your schedule. We understand how many things parents have to fit in one day.
Schedule your appointment with a Sleep Coach
If you are ready to give child/adolescent services a try, we invite you to call our center at (973) 370-9944 for a free 15-minute consultation to see if we are a good fit for working together. We look forward to hearing from you.