The Sleep Sense™ Method was created out of a strong belief that healthy sleep habits make for healthy children, and that's one of the many reasons why I became a Sleep Sense™ consultant.
When parents entrust me as a Sleep Sense™ consultant as their child’s “sleep guide,” either through one-on-one consultations or seminars, they are placing a great deal of trust in me, and I want to let you know that I take this responsibility very seriously.
Whilst most books and programs dealing with child sleep issues take philosophical stands (based largely around the issue of “crying it out”), I believe that your child’s sleep is more important than my personal views on this subject.
That’s why the Sleep Sense™ Method places so much emphasis on accommodating different parenting styles. The bottom line is that you, as a parent, need to be comfortable with your new sleep plan and sleep training in order for it to work for your child!
Since people always ask me about whether Sleep Sense™ sleep training solutions involve “crying it out”, I think it’s something that deserves to be addressed here.
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 my sleep coaching program will most likely involve at least some amount of protest on the child’s part.
Please understand 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 sleep training plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child.
If you have any questions at all about the philosophy behind the Sleep Sense™ Method, please don’t hesitate to ask!