Pediatric Sleep Coaching Experience: I am a graduate of Kim West’s, a.k.a. the Sleepy Lady, Gentle Sleep Coach program. I have been working with local Rivertown clients, clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, as well as clients in Philadelphia and as far away as Los Angeles.
Background in Child Development: I have an MS in Education from Bank Street College of Education. At Bank Street, I focused on child development and learned to create curriculum using the developmental interactive approach – teaching material that is constructed to work with the physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional needs of children. I taught 7th grade humanities for 5 years at Bank Street’s School for Children. Before teaching, I worked in book and magazine publishing. And while at Brown University, I considered a career in archeology.
Real Life Parenting Experience: I am a mother to Alistair (age 7), Clara (5), and Loewy (2). I have made every mistake in the (sleep) book (at least for my first two). I have learned through a lot of pain and suffering the value of healthy sleep routines. I, of course, am still human and am still learning from my mistakes (see my blog).