What would you give for a peaceful night’s sleep?
If there’s one thing I learned from having 4 children of my own, it’s that kids of all ages can go through sleep challenges! It can feel like a taboo topic for a parent of a school-aged child to talk about their child not sleeping well. Most parents find it hard to admit to friends, family, or even in social media groups that their older kiddo is having sleep troubles. I believe it’s much more common than we know!
But let’s face it, life happens! Things come up that can cause our children to start having sleep issues, such as parental divorce/new marriage, new siblings, thunderstorms, illnesses, injuries, new school or activities, etc. Just because your child might be 7 years old, it doesn’t mean they’re all grown up and no longer need you. Actually the opposite can be true for many children. New thoughts, worries, and anxieties can wreak havoc on these young minds! They can turn once-good-sleepers into not-so-good sleepers.
Whatever might be going on in your house, please know that it’s normal! It’s also normal to need some help navigating these issues, even at this age. Whether it’s a bedtime issue, or a night waking that involves you (they are coming in to you or asking you to stay with them), just know that I can help you and your child find the peaceful night’s sleep you’re both looking for.
As a certified sleep consultant and parenting coach, I work together with you and your child to find out what’s going on and figure out gentle ways to help them feel safe and secure without you. My custom plans involve the entire family and are super successful! Children love that they’re not only involved in the process but also the rewards! There are typically zero tears with this program!