Frequently Asked Questions
Q: "Why do I need a Parenting Strategies Coach, or a class?"
A: This day and age, there is SO much information available to us, it really is confusing. Most of us have experience with our own kids and families, but not much experience with families that are different from ours. For example, you have plenty of help coming after baby is here: your mom, mother-in-law, sister who has three kids, and niece who loves to babysit are all coming to visit within the first month of baby. But what if both grandmas bottle-fed, and you strongly plan on breastfeeding? What if your sister put all three babies to sleep on their back neatly in their cribs, but yours won't seem to do that? And that sweet niece loves snuggling babies so mom can get some rest or a shower, but she knows nothing about encouraging bonding between mom, partner, and baby. And the biggest question-- what are you supposed to do when they all go home???? Because we are educated in ALL aspects of a new baby, have collected lots of resources to help, and take a team-based membership approach, we can come alongside all of those helpers and help you get off to the best start possible!
Q: "I know you help little babies sleep better, but what about my toddler/preschooler that has NEVER slept well a day in his life???"
A: We can help with that! There are different developmental stages that happen, but Kristin will listen to all the history, details, and medical background of the family, and help figure out a sleep plan to give you all the best sleep possible. Our goal is to help you feel confident in whatever stage your child is in, as well as be prepared on how to be healthy and handle the next few stages coming up. There no longer has to be dread of transitions, changes, vacations, or other stressors (even good stress!). Because we are educated in the full scale of baby/toddler/child development, as well as experience with family dynamics of all kinds, we also might have resources to help the family's medical team come to a better understanding of symptoms, treatments, and support. We can also reassure you what is within the realm of normal development, what is not normal, and support and resources to get you started on sleeping well!