Are You a Master of Deductive Reasoning?
I'm a fan of Sherlock Holmes: both Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories, and (most especially) Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal. But I will admit, I am awed by his intellect and wish I could solve mysteries the way he does.
The fact is that infant sleep, itself, can feel like a mystery. It can feel like the information we have (research, and our own knowledge of our baby's needs) isn't enough to "solve" the case. I've been supporting families with infant sleep challenges long enough, however, to see some of the similarities between Holmes and our ability as parents to observe, respond, and solve some of the hurdles infants and children experience with sleep. I may not be as cool as Benedict Cumberbatch, but I can still help parents be Sherlock Holmes to their families!
Do you feel a little like Holmes? What part of your personality is similar to him?
If, like Sherlock Holmes, you like using deductive reasoning to solve problems, and are good at taking a small amount of information and figuring out a solution, you may enjoy the framework for problem solving that I present in my "Art & Science of Family Sleep" workshop on July 13th. We'll walk through it step by step, so even if you are feeling too sleep deprived to problem solve these days, you'll still leave the workshop with tools to make it easier. The emailed resources you receive will mean you don't even have to write the key points down, so you don't have to worry about remembering!
Maybe what resonates with you is Holmes' intuitive thinking and his awareness of how emotions affect people's behaviour. If that's the case, you'll appreciate the "art" of infant sleep --the power of how our perceptions can impact what we do, and how our babies will respond to us.
Perhaps you feel as absent minded as Sherlock can be! Seeing an example of a typical sleep challenge and how to solve it, as we'll do through scenarios during the workshop, will be helpful. In fact, if you have a particular challenge you want to work through, connect with me this week and I may be able to include it in the workshop: I have room for exploring one other scenario.
Regardless of what part of Sherlock Holmes' personality resonates with you, I invite you to join us next weekend (or watch the recording anytime). This two hour workshop is the culmination of a year of tweaking, responding to workshop feedback, and developing strategies for exploring and solving infant and child sleep in a group setting. Just like childhood, this course is growing and changing with each offering. The result is material that will be as relevant to parents with 6 month olds as it is to parents of preschoolers, and will offer new perspectives and strategies to those who have taken this workshop before.
I do hope you'll join us. Register by July 6th and you'll have the opportunity to connect with me by phone after the workshop to ask questions and clarify some of the strategies.