How you play with your baby, and what kinds of things are in your baby’s environment can support development. Assessment and strategies can guide you. Read more here.
Calling all health care professionals and clinicians to participate in this day of action for climate change awareness. More details of this event are forthcoming, as we develop a team of individuals to plan this Niagara event that will have sister events across the province.
To join the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment please visit CAPE.ca.
Knowing Gordon Neufeld’s Stages of Attachment has allowed me to anticipate my children’s needs better over the years, and has helped me understand their behaviour better too, something that can be very powerful and reassuring amidst the uncertainty and challenges of parenting! Applying these stages to sleep, this article explores what each stage looks like, and what parents can do to support each stage.
Discipline and managing toddler tantrums are pretty common parenting topics! After sleep and feeding, discipline just might be the most frequently asked question of parents with young children.
Parenting, discipline, and co-regulation are things that invariably weave in and out of any conversation families have with me about sleep, feeding, and development. Even when discipline and regulation are not the key challenges, they are inevitably part of the solution. How empowered we feel about parenting, and how available strategies are to us "in the moment" can make a BIG difference.
Whether you like reasoning and evidence, or prefer to solve your problems with creativity and insight, The Art and Science of Family Sleep will tap into your presonal Holmes-like way of thinking.
What stories are you telling yourself about your baby’s sleep? Are these stories true? How do they impact your parenting? And how can you re-write them when the stories are no longer working for you?
What is consolidated sleep? At what age do babies start sleeping through the night? This article reviews one research study looking at sleep consolidation and includes suggestions for seeking support if consolidated sleep is a struggle for your little one.
How we interpret the science of infant sleep can have an impact on how we are able to trust our instincts. Our hearts and our minds can align if we ask ourselves the right question: “How can I support my baby’s sleep development?”.
Supporting Infant Development with Empathy, Evidence, and Experience
Helping our children grow and develop is joyful and fulfilling, but it can also be overwhelming.
As parents we support our children through countless transformations, yet parenthood also changes us profoundly.
Parents are often concerned about sleep, infant and child development, and feeding/mealtimes.
It's OK to ask for help.
Challenges with infant sleep, development, and feeding require a holistic, evidence-based, and compassionate approach that acknowledges a family’s strengths, and a child’s uniqueness. It also requires a biological-, and attachment-based approach that does not force change, but rather encourages small shifts in the environment around a child that create long-lasting, positive changes in child and family development.
I provide assessment, education, and recommendations for supporting sleep, infant development, and eating.
I work with families to identify strengths, needs, and options to create environments that are nurturing and healthy for the whole family.
I value your knowledge, intuition, and vision for your family, your children, and yourself.
You are there for your child. A little help can go a long way.