In this course, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to get your child sleeping better.
Sleep Coaching FAQs
My name is Rebecca Kammerer. I am a certified pediatric sleep coach and certified parent coach, as well as a writer, public speaker, and savior of a sleep deprived childhood, devoted to the pursuit of healthy sleep, for all families that work with me. I remember the early days of being a new parent. I would refer to myself as, "The Bear". I could barleyfunction, I looked like a grumpy ole' bear and I would growl at everyone, especially my husband. I recall how I would wake from the (very little) slumber that I did get, feeling angry. I would feel awful. I did not know how I was going to make it through the day. I later learned that sleep deprivation is use as a form of torture. That's when I knew that I needed help getting sleep.
My background of work and study has greatly revolved around children, most importantly caring for children. I studied psychology at SUNY Purchase. I was fortunate enough to be invited to sit-in on the Post Master's Training Program in Parent Education and Parent Guidance at Adelphi University. I am a certified Parent Coach, trained through, the Talaris Institute. I owned my own Family Child Care center and I was a live-in/out nanny for over 14 years. I been in the pediatric sleep business for 6 years and recognize you are searching for answers. I have been personally trained and certified by "The Sleep Lady", Kim West as a Gentle Sleep Coach. I help parents learn how to "Create Healthy Sleep Habits."
Most recently my studies have been based on “maternal depression and sleep training”. What I learned is how the attachment process between the primary caregiver and child, can be negatively affected by using the cry-it-out method of sleep training, as well as how the baby’s brain can be altered due to prolonged bouts of crying. From this, I have created schedules to help with the overall health of a child. I offer Infant Consults for 4-5 month olds and Sleep Coachingservices starting around 6 to 9 month olds (with ) and up to around 12 years of age.
I am referred by many pediatricians. What is wonderful about this partnership is, even though many of the practice's go-to form of sleep training is the cry-it-out method, they are still open to the concerns of the parent, when they say that that is not for them. At which point they refer them to me.
Now you're ready to get started to better sleep!