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The

Sleep Parenting

Approach

Empowering parents to improve their sleep situation WITHOUT the need for cry-it-out or stricter sleep training "methods".

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Saying buh-bye to conventional "Sleep Training"

The Sleep Parenting Difference 

 

Sleep Parenting is a proprietary holistic approach that puts parents in the driver's seat rather than positioned as victims of sleep deprivation, while focusing on sleep from an anticipatory developmental and attachment lens rather than from one of training and behavioural conditioning seen in traditional "sleep training".

Integrating sleep science with neurophysiology (brain science), developmental psychology and attachment theory, my goal is to empower parents like you to trust your instincts and implement sustainable changes to improve your entire family's sleep. Sleep Parenting is unlike any other sleep solution. 

 

My holistic approach is rooted in responsive parenting.

 

There are no generic "methods", no one-size fits all plans, and no cry-it-out. Instead, I help you uncover your family's unique concerns, build a vision of your dream sleep setup, and then take you from point A to point B with practical steps that feel right for you and your family.

Regardless of your goals; whether you're keen to continue bedsharing, ready to wean overnight, move your child to another room, work on independent sleep associations or to continue parenting to sleep while simply reviewing sleep hygiene...

 

I've got you.

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Hi, I'm Steph

 

I'm the Founder and Director of Sleep Parenting. As a mom, I know the realities of postpartum life. 

My eldest daughter struggled with sleep, and we quickly became overwhelmed. After months of suffering from postpartum anxiety and chronic sleep deprivation, I reached out for help. Our world changed, and a new passion was sparked when I realized that poor sleep is a symptom, not a behavioural issue. 

No child ever set out to be a difficult sleeper and in fact, every child has the ability to be a great sleeper.

As parents, it's up to us to help them reach their full potential.

I founded Sleep Parenting in 2018 to educate and support parents looking for an alternative to cry-it-out and stricter sleep training methods when addressing sleep.

You are not alone in these challenges.

With over a decade working with families like yours, I have the experience to guide you to your goals and get your whole family sleeping better.

My passion is empowering parents to trust their instincts.

As an advocate for infant emotional health, I can ensure your child’s development is the primary focus, as well as making sure everyone is getting the sleep they need!

  • Founder & Director of Sleep Parenting
  • Director of Continuing Education for the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants 2019-2020
  • Neufeld Institute - Intensive I: Completed 2020
  • Attachment Parenting International Professional Affiliate
  • Infant Mental Health Training - Sick Kids Toronto 2016
  • Gentle Sleep Coach Training 2015
  • B.Sc. Physical Therapy - McGill University 2003
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Work with Steph 

Access as little or as much support as you need, no matter your child's age, needs, OR your budget.

Initial Consultation

$295 CAD

1.5 hrs

All Families Start HERE.  Comprehensive sleep consultation including:

  • Sleep Log analysis
  • Customized sleep plan to address your unique sleep concerns and goals

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Check-In Call

$49 CAD

15 min

For Active Clients ONLY. Quick check-ins to guide you as you implement your sleep plan. Book as many or as little as you need!

  • Sleep log review
  • ¬†Accountability & Support

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Follow Up Consultation

$120 CAD

45 min

Follow-up calls for returning clients who need a little tune-up down the road, or when new concerns and/or new goals have arisen.

  • Update Questionnaire
  • Sleep log review

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Unlimited Sleep Package

$595 CAD

Six weeks of unlimited sleep support including a comprehensive initial consultation, sleep log tracking and check-in calls as needed.

A perfect option for those looking for higher level of support

(and lots of hand-holding along the way!)

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** PLEASE NOTE **

All new families to Sleep Parenting must first complete an Initial Consultation so that a detailed assessment of your current sleep situation can be completed.

Wanna chat before you commit?

Let's jump on a quick call to discuss your unique sleep concerns and goals, and figure out how I can best support you.

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I want to ensure I'm the right fit for you and your family.

Get started now by reaching out! 

Love from families I've helped...

Steph and her Sleep Parenting program has completely changed my life.

I went from living in a constant state of anxiety, anger, fear and tiredness, to feeling competent, rested and empowered. Sleep was the one area of parenting that we just had no idea how to handle. I hadn't felt like myself in months and felt like my sanity, life and relationships were spiralling out of control and that I was getting further and further away from ever getting it all back.

And then Steph happened! The opening online questions of the program only made me more confident that we needed this program in a bad way and I am so glad we took the plunge. 

The knowledge we gained on how to parent through the ups and downs of sleep and seeing the progress our daughter has made in becoming an AMAZING sleeper is quite honestly priceless. Restful nights, happy baby, predictable days/nights, improved relationship with partner, family and friends,  all of this plus more is what I've gained from this program.

I have and will continue to recommend this program to others because I believe this is the best program out there that accommodates each individual families goals and parenting style.

I will not forget how I felt at the beginning and how far I (we) have come because of this program and because of this I will be forever grateful!

Claire

(Eberle's mom)

Steph is a miracle worker and changed our lives completely.

I was amazed by how quickly we saw results. Our lives revolved around trying to get my son to sleep prior to this program. It was stressful and exhausting for us. We truly didn’t feel anything could possibly help our son sleep well as other programs had failed.

With Steph’s help, my son quickly went from being parented to sleep and sleeping in our arms; to sleeping independently in his crib. We couldn’t believe it!!  Our son is a happy and well rested baby and we are able to function better because we are able to rest ourselves.

It was extremely important to us to avoid any cry it out sleep training tactics as it didn’t suit our parenting style. With this program it is completely tailored to your individual goals, parenting style and babies temperament. This helps make the transition to better sleep stress free and something we could feel good about.

Throughout the program we were provided with ongoing support from Steph who is extremely knowledgeable, empathetic and non judgmental in her approach. The knowledge and tools we gained from this program will help us through our ongoing sleep journey with our child. We are better equipped to help ensure he is getting the best quality and quantity of sleep he needs as he grows.

We can’t thank Steph and her team enough for everything they have done for us. They truly have changed our lives completely for the best.

Thank you Steph!!

Sarah

(Connor's mom)

Our daughter's sleep was a mess. No one in our family was sleeping, but we were not desperate enough to let her cry it out. We just knew that it wouldn’t work for us or for her based on our personalities.

Then we met with Steph - and thank goodness we did!

We were able to develop a plan that was specifically adapted for our baby, her needs, and our family as a whole. Soon after our meeting, our bedtime routine moved to a consistent 30 minutes (including nursing!!), and she was falling asleep independently. Shortly thereafter, we were able to put her down for naps – in her crib!!

Steph offered so much support throughout the program that we were able to hit all of our goals, and then some, before the end of our work together.

With Steph and her Sleep Parenting program, not only did we gain essential knowledge about babies’ sleep patterns, needs, and ways of communication, but we gained confidence in our own abilities and instincts.

We know our baby, we know what she needs, and we know what to do to help. Yes, she sleeps and naps so much better, but this program has given us much more than that. We know that when she doesn’t fall asleep like her regular self, something else is up and we can go back to the basics and help her once again.This isn’t going backwards, this is moving through her needs, and it is totally okay.

Everything is okay. Actually, everything is perfect – so imperfectly perfect.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Elizabeth & Yvond

(Emmelina's parents)

 

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