Primary School Children
If your child is: struggling to go to bed happily, has issues falling asleep, wakes frequently during the night, rises far too early, needs you to help them get back to sleep, or is still in your bed and it’s causing issues, then let’s chat! I’d love to offer you a free sleep evaluation call to talk through what’s happening, and how I can help.
Maybe you’ve been waiting for them to outgrow the wakes, waiting for them to choose to sleep in their own bed or room and maybe you feel like you’ve tried everything to encourage good sleep and nothing is working. Sleep is still eluding your child (and therefore you). And that means no-one is getting the rest they need!
The first thing you need to hear is, please don’t feel bad.
Sleep issues don’t magically stop when a child reaches a certain age. In fact, new transitions at school age can set off anxiety and the slip into poor sleep often starts from legitimate concerns elsewhere during the day. Then that slip into poor sleep and bad habits can easily set off a pattern of even more emotional outbursts, anxiety and mood disorders that increase stress levels, and ruin sleep, for everyone in the family.
As a sleep specialist, I’m here to tell you, you can get your sleep back. What is happening in your family is unique to you, and to correct it, you need to know what is going wrong. Once we have that established, you can receive a customised solution that works for you and your child. That’s where I can help.
While it’s not talked about as often as the sleep deprivation bandied about by new parents. There are far too many school children struggling to sleep well. these children aren’t getting the benefits great sleep brings.
Children often need more sleep than parents account for and many issues stem from overtiredness. Children well into their teens need at least 10 hours over night.
The irony is poor sleep can look like a second wind, or like your child is not tired at all. But that whirring brain can make it harder for them to wind down at night and leads them down a path of ongoing sleep deprivation. Life is hard for our kids these days school, devices and social media can bring up new social situations, mental fatigue, bullying and overwhelm, and that’s on top of any learning (or a pandemic) going on. It’s even worse if your child has a learning difference, like ADHD, ASD or sensory processing disorder (to name just a few).
If your child is struggling to go to bed happily, has issues falling asleep, wakes frequently during the night, rises far too early, needs you to help them get back to sleep, or is still in your bed and it’s causing issues. Let’s chat. I’d love to offer you a free sleep evaluation call to talk through what’s happening, and how I can help.
Together we can get your child sleeping well, with a customised sleep plan that will ease the bedtime battles and build your child’s confidence to sleep independently throughout the night. Leaving them well rested and happier than before. And yes, I work with children who have developmental differences. Book a free call to talk it through today.
Because great sleep shouldn’t be a mystery – for anyone.
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“Amazing, after nine years of sleep battles and broken sleep you have truly given us life and energy which in turn has really helped us as a whole family unit; that has been life changing… … Out of all the specialists we have seen over the years you were the only one that has given us a 100% results. Thank for helping us and our children achieve better sleep. Our family are forever grateful.”
– Mum of Miss A. (9 years)
“Kim you’ve changed our lives! It’s not just babies who need sleep support and our family will be forever grateful for your practical advice, ongoing support and cheerleading. We’ve got our evenings back and I’ll never forget who did that for us. The very best money we’ve ever spent by far! I’m now one of those smug people who takes normal bedtimes for granted.”
-Mum of Miss M. (8 years)
“Dear Kim, for 9 years we have had broken sleep with both our children Anahera 9 & Zach 7, not only have we had broken sleep we would have to lie with each of the kids until they went to sleep, this sometimes could take up to two hours a night.
Both our children have ADHD and suffer with major anxiety so we just thought this was how it will be until they are much older. Then we met you and immediately knew that a big change for the better was about to happen to our family.
Your approach was very nurturing, soft but firm and you really understood our children and what we as a family needed and how best to help us achieve that. Our son Zach was able after 3 nights to go to sleep on his own and stay in his bed all night until 7am. Anahera was more of a challenge but after two weeks and a lot of support from you she finally achieved what her brother could do.
We really do not have the words to express just how life changing your help has been to our family. We as a family bonded over this process and bedtime has become a lovely routine for us all. We know that there will still be ups and downs but seeing the 100% results you have helped us receive we now know that anything is possible.
We wish you all the best and we also know that you will continue making positive impacts on so many families lives.”
-Mum and Dad of Miss A (9 years) and Master Z. (7 years)