I’d love to help you teach your child to be a great sleeper. I am a pediatric sleep psychologist, an assistant professor at the Yale School of Medicine, the director of the behavioral sleep program at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Many websites devoted to childhood sleep focus on very young children, most often babies and toddlers, but this website is dedicated to children ages 3-10. There are eight million preschoolers in the United States and a striking 80% of their parents report that their child’s sleep needs improvement. Two out of every three children ages 10 and under, according to a National Sleep Foundation (NSF) poll, have experienced some type of sleep problem.
Helping children learn to be great sleepers once they can walk and talk is harder than sleep training a baby or toddler. My book, Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach: The Bedtime Doctor’s 5-Step Guide, Ages 3-10, teaches you how to do this. Please click on the My Book tab for more information.
I hope that the posts on my Blog help you and your loved ones sleep better. You can also click on the Quiz tab and to find out if your child might benefit from a different bedtime routine. You can use the Ask a Question tab to submit a question about your child’s sleep and I’ll choose 1-2 questions to answer each month in my newsletter. My Speaking/Presstab will take you to videos and articles on various sleep topics including my recent article in the New York Times Parenting section.
For more personalized help with your child’s sleep, see below.
Personalized Sleep Evaluation and Bedtime Plan
I’d love to do a personalized sleep evaluation and design a bedtime plan for your child. I meet with you, the parent, to teach you how to help your child become a great sleeper. These meetings are via video call.
I also offer very affordable small group workshops. These “Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach” workshops are offered via Zoom and have two sessions: one to design a plan for your child and one to follow up and answer any questions you may have.
These services will help you:
- determine whether your child might have a medical sleep disorder
- prepare your child’s bedroom for success
- design a successful bedtime routine for your child
- teach your child how to self-comfort (fall asleep independently) after lights out
- leave your child’s room after lights out without tears or tantrums
- limit extra requests after lights out with a simple reward system
- decrease night and/or early morning awakenings
- help your child learn how to stay in bed all night long
Other issues that can be addressed in your child’s evaluation and plan include:
- bedtime/nighttime fears
- parasomnias such as sleepwalking, night terrors or sleep paralysis
- bed wetting (in children over age 6)
Please contact me at (203) 913-8715 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how we can make a plan to help your child sleep well.
Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD
Board-Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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