FOR BABIES & TODDLERS 4-36 MONTHS
Location: The Postpartum Stress Center
Date & Time: TBD
Fees: $60 per person, $100 per couple
Email Hilary Waller, MS at firstname.lastname@example.org
During this workshop we will explore developmental, biological, environmental, and emotional factors impacting the sleep of infants, toddlers, and their parents.
Our goals are to help you:
(a) create and maintain a healthy sleep foundation for your child, ages 4-36 months old; (b) develop reasonable expectations for how much sleep your child will need at different stages of development, including length and timing of naps; (c) be prepared with strategies for when sleep challenges arise- which in the first three years, can be often; and (d) understand the connection between sleep, behavior, and emotions of the entire family.
We will explore why standard “sleep training” is often not the solution, and how sleep is much more than only a behavior that a child needs to learn. There will be time for questions and conversation. Handouts will be given. Participants should attend ready to take their first steps towards a more well-rested family!
Teresa Stewart holds a MS in Child Development from Wheelock College and a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University School of Public Health. She is an Infant-Child Sleep Consultant, trained as a childbirth educator, and is certified through the American Heart Association as a CPR Instructor. She recently earned a post-grad certificate in Postpartum Depression: Assessment,Treatment, and Clinical Practice through The Postpartum Stress Center. She is also in the process of completing a post-graduate program in Birth Psychology through The Association of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Shespecializes in working with families seeking sleep support while experiencing a perinatal mood disorder, with families of high needs children, and during times of transition (such as back to work/childcare, or introducing a second baby into the family). In addition to her solo practice, Teresa is the Director of Parenting Education for the International Maternity and Parenting Institute, and the Continuing Education Director for the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants. She is also the mother of two children, ages 10 and 5.