In this final episode of the season, I share a little bit about why I started my business, Sleep Shop, and discuss a few reasons why parents hire me. I delve into my background working as a hospital chaplain, then as a high school counselor, and eventually opening up my consultancy. I describe the process behind our work at Sleep Shop and showcase how we support parents all over the world with their baby sleep needs. Until next season, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for tuning in, sharing this podcast with your friends, reaching out to me, leaving your ratings and reviews, and for your all-around support. I appreciate it! If you have any comments/questions/suggestions for next season's topics, please be sure to reach out. Thank you for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show to receive every new episode delivered straight to your podcast player [...]
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How Caring For Yourself and Finding Your Fulfillment Makes You a Better Parent with Leslie Bruce [SS 011]
Parenting can be overwhelming so you must learn to give yourself permission to take breaks and not feel guilty about it. #1 New York Times bestselling author and award-winning entertainment journalist, Leslie Anne Bruce, joins us today to share what she has learned over the years as a mother and author of the Unpacified parenting blog. What We Cover in This Episode: You can have a bad day and still be a good parent Parenthood is about trial and error and that's ok. Nobody comes with a manual on how to be a parent. Should there always be so much guilt if moms choose to go back to work? How can you find the balance between taking care of yourself and taking care of your child? What are "Wellness Breaks" and how can taking them make you a better parent? Why some women choose to breastfeed and others bottle feed and why either choice is fine [...]
Potty training is a huge step for kids. It can also be a frustrating time for kid and parents. So what's the secret to success with potty training? That's what my guest, Megan Pierson, joins us to talk about in this episode. Megan has a Master's degree in Special Education as well as many years of experience in Childhood Development specializing in children with Autism. She uses her knowledge and experience to help other parents who find it challenging to do the little "jobs" we all have to do as parents, like sleep training and potty training. She created the sleep training/potty training manual, "Yes, You Can! A Potty Training/Toddler Sleep Manual," which offers greater insight into potty training your child and helping your toddler sleep. Megan was previously a guest on this show in Episode 3 ? Decoding Toddler Sleep, where we talked about how to get your toddler sleeping on a [...]