By Guest Blog Contributor, Lauren Engler – Sleep Consultant
I’ve had friends cancel travel plans because their child’s sleep is such a challenge and they don’t want to risk it getting worse. OR they go on vacation and are miserable the whole time because no one gets any sleep. Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be that way! Sure, your child’s sleep might not be as awesome while away than when you’re at home (I mean, mine isn’t!), but her sleep does not need to be the kill joy of your entire trip, or the reason you don’t go!
What we don’t want to do is forget about sleep hygiene for the week you’re away and hope your child can keep up, because it doesn’t take much time for sleep debt to build up. However, we also don’t want to be so focused on sleep and schedules that you miss out on vacation! The good news is, no matter how awesome or how rough your child’s sleep is, the vacation will eventually be over, you will be back home, and especially if your child has sleep skills, you will get back on track. So give yourself grace!
If your child’s sleep is already a challenge and you have 2 weeks before heading on vacation (3 weeks for toddlers and older kiddos), book a free call with me now so we can talk about what it would look like to get you to a place of confidence!
Article originally published on Via Graces Blog.
Hi, my name is Lauren Engler and I am a local certified pediatric sleep consultant. I am passionate about helping families teach their babies, toddlers, and school-aged children independent sleep skills, so parents and kids, alike, can go to sleep at night with confidence. I was an elementary teacher for eight years and am now a mom of two, and I’ve experienced firsthand how poor sleep affects the whole family.
I became a sleep consultant after our toddler, Olivia Grace, stumped us as a baby. For the first 10 months of her life, we did anything and everything to help her fall asleep, we struggled with short naps and endless night wakings, and although we knew something needed to change, we had no idea how to get there. I actually named my business after her, because in all that we do as parents, we need a daily reminder to give ourselves, our spouses, and our children GRACE!
As a sleep consultant, my personal approach lets us work closely together to create a personalized sleep plan that will best meet your child’s sleep habits and your family’s needs. Over the 2-3 weeks we work together, we stay in close contact via phone calls and email support, so I can encourage you along the way and help you make any necessary adjustments to best support you. I have enjoyed working with families both locally and internationally and am excited about working more closely with The Wise Family to share the gift of sleep with all of you! Visit my website to learn more: www.viagraces.com.
If you’re wondering if this is right for you, I would love to chat. I offer a FREE phone consultation where I learn more about your child and family and share more with you about how I can help! You can sign-up for a call here: https://calendly.com/viagraces, or reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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