Nurturing Sleep

Home of Emotional Wellbeing and Child Sleep.  

Parenting Support for Toddler and Pre-schooler Behaviour.

Throughout my work I have increasingly found there to be a strong link between sleep and daytime behaviours. Typically, sleep disturbance is a symptom of other behavioural, social, developmental and/or emotional factors within the child's life, or there is a cycle of sleep disturbance influencing daytime behaviours.

In many cases when working with toddlers and pre-schoolers, I work with daytime behaviours to support sleep. As with sleep support, my approach is based on respect for how the child feels, what is influencing how he feels and of course the emotions; my focus is not on purely 'fixing' the observable behaviours. So, often my Emotional Wellbeing approach is applied to address daytime behavioural and emotional issues in an holistic approach to support sleep.

The best way to explain the approach is that is it based on emotional wellbeing of the child and therefore connection, the Aware Parenting theory when relevant. Therefore, Its an extension of Nurturing Sleep's successful sleep approach.

The approach and support I offer then is non-punitive and is based on attachment, connection, emotional understanding, laughter, play and crying.

Again, the approach is respectful of the child's emotions and feelings, and aims to provide parents with understanding and tools to support their child's behaviours and emotions holistically.

I offer consultations to help parents understand and support their toddlers and pre-schoolers day to day tricky behaviours without the use of behavioural approaches such as naughty steps, time outs or rewards and punishments.

2 hour Skype/FaceTime consultation: £125 (1 child)

The opportunity to talk with Ann about your child's behavior and/or sleep.

Gain clarity and insight into the possible underlying factors relating to your child's behaviours/sleep - often behaviour difficulties go hand in hand with sleepy issues;

Discuss strategies and approaches with an aim to support emotional wellbeing and resolve, manage and improve behaviors in a respectful and emotionally appropriate way.

Please note: A review email is sent after the consultation. Follow up support through email is not included, however you can arrange further support  and follow up calls as appropriate to your specific situation and child's need. After assessing your child and the situation fully, I usually suggest if and when further support calls are required. In some cases just one consultation is enough to resolve issues, some situations require more support of course.

Working with Ann

I do not offer time specific support plans or set timed periods of support. This is because I have found families can gain positive outcomes with the consultation and follow up support chat approach. This approach is also more flexible in terms of "pacing" the work to meet each unique baby, child and family's needs, and the teasing out potential "layers" of barriers to sleep. One size does not fit all.

Due to high demand I sometimes need to work with a waiting list, and occasionally I need to remove the contact forms to regulate the flow of my work. 

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