Philosophy

FOUND Sleep Consultancy believes that healthy sleep habits make for healthy children, happy parents and functional families. 

FOUND Sleep Philosophy

The importance of healthy development of children is echoed in the Professional Sleep Sense certified training which Lise-Marie du Preez completed.

FOUND Sleep Consultancy values the importance of an individualised and holistic approach to improve children's sleep incorporated in the Sleep SenseTM philosophy.

When parents choose me as their sleep consultant, they place a great deal of trust in me, and I want to let you know that I take this responsibility very seriously. As a mom and sleep consultant, I am trained in attachment theory, parenting styles, and sleep science and appreciate the psychological challenges for children and adults alike when it comes to adapting to new behaviours. Thus I would never expect parents to do anything that I would not do with my own children.

While most books and programs dealing with child sleep problems take philosophical stands (based largely around the issue of “crying it out”), I believe that your child’s sleep is more important than my personal views on the subject. That’s why, as a Sleep Sense Consultant at FOUND Sleep Consultancy, follow a holistic approach which accommodates different parenting styles and individual differences.

FOUND Sleep Approach

  1. Honest information about WHY sleep is so important for your child’s well-being. This will give you all the motivation you need to make changes to your child’s sleep habits.
  2. An easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan that lets you make some choices about what is the right approach for your child. All children are different, and nobody knows your child better than you do. I encourage you to use your knowledge of your child to customise his or her sleep plan.
  3. Show you how to measure success. No, you shouldn’t expect your child to sleep 12 uninterrupted hours on the first night — although it does happen! I’ll tell you what you should expect along the way…

A Little note on the 'crying' question

Since some clients ask about the "cry it out" method and whether this was supported, it is something that deserves addressing.

Crying is your child’s way of protesting change, and you can expect that making changes to their sleep habits will result in some protest. That’s why I’m always sure to tell parents that my program will most likely involve at least some amount of protest on the child’s part.

Please understand that I will never ask you to leave your child to cry alone, nor will I ask you to ignore their cries. The reason that The Sleep Sense™ Program is so effective is that allows you to develop a plan that you feel comfortable with, based on what you know about your child.

If you have any questions at all about the sleep philosophy behind FOUND Sleep Consultancy and The Sleep Sense™ Program, please don’t hesitate to ask! I can be reached by email at info@foundsleepconsultancy.com or by telephone at (+353)83839255

 

Sleep well

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Lise-Marie du Preez

FOUND Sleep Consultant

Are you thinking....

There are some wonderful books available on the topic of child sleep. Sometimes parents reach a point where they want some extra experience, expertise, or even just a neutral supporter. That's what FOUND Sleep Consultancy can provide. This outside support is THE most important benefit of hiring a sleep consultant!

Background knowledge in health psychology as a foundation to support families health. In-person training and tuition mentored by Dana Obleman, founder of Sleep Sense™. Continued professional development training and the Sleep Sense™ certification has to be maintained annually.

All parents are understandably concerned about crying. If crying is simply a child's way of protesting change, then there will likely be some of this protest if changes are made to sleep. 'A parent will not be asked to leave a child alone while crying. Children who sleep reliably well will cry much less in the long run! I am always happy to talk more about the family’s individual expectations and concerns during the initial evaluation phone call.

Independent sleep has not been successfully completed while sharing a bed. If a family has reached a point where the co-sleeping arrangement is not working for the family any longer, guidance and support with the transition out of the bed can be provided.

Absolutely! Any form of feeding which is best for your baby will always be supported.