Sleep Clinic – Frequently asked questions
Q. Do you need to see my child?
A. No, it is you, the parents and carers I need to speak to, so I can guide and support you, until you have reached your goal.
Q. Do you do home visits at night?
- My approach is to give you the skills to manage the sleep training yourselves. This helps to build your confidence in handling your child’s behaviour, which as a bonus, will impact positively on their daytime behaviour as well.
- It is important for your child to see you taking control of the situation.
- Should you encounter sleep problems in the future, due to circumstances such as a holiday or an illness, the knowledge and skills you will have acquired during your sleep training, will enable you to quickly get back on track.
- It is best that a child’s own parents teach them such an important skill for life!
Q. Will I have to do controlled crying?
A. No I use other techniques that are available
Q. What happens if I need more support /consultation time?
A. I offer 20 minute top-up sessions by telephone but these are not usually required as the majority of sleep problems are resolved within the package.