Twelve years ago, I was teaching 7th grade at Bank Street's School for Children and not sleeping because my delicious, interesting and interested son was keeping me up all night. As I worked to solve my family's problem (which only grew trickier when my daughter was born), I dove deeper and deeper into the world of sleep science, behavioral science, and child development. After I solved my own family's sleep problems, I began to help friends and their friends. Eventually I trained with Kim West and am one of her first 50 Gentle Sleep Coaches. Today, nearly 7 years since the completion of Kim's program, I can now proudly say that I have helped more than 1,000 families and counting.
My training includes basic counseling and child development, sleep Science and behavioral modification techniques, secure attachment theory, and supporting the breastfeeding mom. Moreover I participated in lectures from top specialists in the areas of postpartum Depression from Dr Shoshana Bennett, author and leading specialist on Postpartum Depression, medical Conditions and Sleep Apnea in Children led by Dr Lewis Kass, Director of Children’s Sleep Center, and sensory Processing Disorders and Sleep by Jodi Jennings, OTLR.
My additional training includes an Ms Ed from Bank Street College of Education, specialized training in 4 and 5 month old babies, as well as extensive experience with multiples.
Finally and perhaps most importantly, I am both a mother and a sleep consultant. While my children, Alistair (13), Clara (11), and Loewy (8), are no longer babies and not even toddlers, I deeply understand the role that we as parents play in our children's sleep and just how challenging it can be.