Back to Basics: An Infant and Toddler Sleep Course – November 2019

$100.00 $60.00

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(4 customer reviews)


This 4-week email course is for those who are currently struggling with sleep or who may just want to jump the gun and understand more about the sleep process, the expectations we can have, how to navigate being responsive with self-care, and how to make gentle changes when necessary.  The course includes the emails, some optional homework, and virtual “office hours”  via Zoom or email. (times will depend on the number of individuals in the course and their locations around the world).  See below for more details on the four units.

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22 in stock


This email course is a 4-week course designed to help you with your baby or toddler’s sleep.  Each week you will receive an email with information on topic, optional homework (when relevant), and you will have the opportunity to ask your individual questions to me during office hours that you will sign up for.

The topics for the course include:

  1. Setting realistic expectations.  This involves a look at your child and the factors that impact sleep and knowing how they interact to determine what kind of sleep is “normal” for your child.  This also includes looking at health issues or feeding issues to determine if outside help is needed.
  2. Understanding how sleep works (and how this can help you).  Just setting expectations isn’t enough, we need to know what biological factors influence sleep and how we can work with them to guide our children to the best sleep for them.  When we work with our child’s rhythm (and help set it appropriately), then sleep is often much easier all else being equal.
  3. Knowing how to care for yourself.  This is often a forgotten element for families.  They get so focused on all of the burden of change being put on the child, they ignore they hold immense power to take control of their own lives and find ways to provide for themselves while caring for their kids.  This is especially important for parents with higher-needs children.
  4. How to make gentle changes.  Once we know what is normal and what isn’t, or when we know if something really isn’t working for us, we need to know how to make changes without risking harm to our kids.  Gentle sleep changes are a necessary discussion and one we will focus on too.

Format: Written content weekly, audio links for written content, and virtual office hours (phone or video using Zoom or email)

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4 reviews for Back to Basics: An Infant and Toddler Sleep Course – November 2019

  1. Elizabeth Butler, PsyD

    Dr. Cassels’ course was incredibly helpful. She explains biologically normal baby sleep in this easily-digestible series, describing ways to practice personal sleep hygiene, model self-care for your child, understanding naps and allowing them to unfold naturally, and more. I loved being able to read it on my own schedule. I highly recommend taking this.

  2. Sabrina D’Arcy

    I’m so pleased I signed up for this course! I enjoyed sharing and chatting about the emails with my partner as we have 2 wakeful “orchid” kids! Being reminded about biologically norms in regards to sleep, looking at our expectations reasonable, modifying sleep environment, being able to look at our own behaviours for self care to help fill our cup and realising “rods” are a wonderfully responsive normal way to parent made such a difference to us! Thank you and I would love a similar course on gentle parenting for these awesome “orchid” / “high needs” kids. Validation of these amazing kids we have and knowing that we are doing a great job is huge. Thank you!’

  3. Tanya Knox

    I would recommend this course to every parent. It’s so valuable knowing what is biologically normal for our little ones and how to approach sleep in a way that nurtures them and maximises rest for the whole family.
    It’s so reassuring to see information presented by a true expert in the field, that is gentle and respectful to babies and toddlers.
    What great suggestions for self care and juggling everything that comes with having wakeful children without sacrificing their wellbeing. Loved it!

  4. Yolandi Martinson (verified owner)

    This is without a doubt the best investment and money spent on my girl so far!! Tracy is a wealth of knowledge and I am recommending this course to anyone who cares to listen (and those who don’t).

    Not only have I learned so much, but we have been able to work on my girl’s sleep and identify that the reason she was waking every 20-30minutes was allergies. Her sleep has already improved so much and I received not only advise on our current situation but also on the path ahead.

    We have also been able to get her down to sleep much easier with all the info on sleep pressure and I am looking forward to the time ahead!!

    I will def be back for some of the other courses in future.

    Thank you Tracy xx

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