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TLC Parenting Series: Infant Sleep Solutions Workshop

  • Inner Strength 309 Main Street Watertown, MA 02472 (map)

Infant Sleep Solutions Workshop, A TLC Parenting expert workshop

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This TLC 2-hour parent workshop explores the foundations of infant sleep and provides an overview of gentle techniques to support the development of new sleep patterns.  Parents will obtain scientific information about sleep and approaches to support developmentally appropriate sleep patterns in their child.  This workshop does not promote a “right way” to help a baby sleep; rather, we will provide information and tools that can empower parents to make choices that are right for their own families. During the second hour of the workshop, there will be time for individual questions and answers.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  1. Why babies sleep the way they do

  2. How biology and psychology affect your child’s sleep

  3. Developmentally appropriate expectations for your baby’s sleep

  4. Gentle techniques to support the sleep learning process

  5. Tools and strategies that you can apply to your own child and family

This workshop is open to parents of children from infancy - two-years old.

Guest Teacher: Sarah Kerrigan, MA Pediatric Sleep Consultant

I am a third-generation early childhood educator, following in the footsteps of my mother and grandmother. A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Earlham college in 2000 helped to continue me along this path, and a Master’s degree in Child Development from Tufts University in 2005 strengthened my commitment to supporting children and parents in the earliest years of development. I am knowledgeable about various parenting/family styles (including AP and RIE/mindful parenting) and apply both my deep understanding of child development and respect for individual family viewpoints into my role as an instructor.

For the past 15+ years, I have worked in many positions in the field of early childhood education and parenting support. First as a preschool teacher at the Lesley Ellis School, then as a Child Development Specialist for Cambridge-Somerville Early Intervention, back to teaching two-year-olds at the Cambridge-Ellis School, becoming a mother myself, as an instructor and then pediatric sleep consultant for Isis Parenting, and most recently as an independent pediatric sleep consultant.

My six-year-old son and three-year-old daughter have also taught me so much about the intense joys and challenges of parenting, and I’ve developed a passion for helping other parents navigate these early years. I am excited to presently be an expert in parenting at The Loved Child offering sleep support to children and their parents through Parent Workshops, Drop-In Support Groups, and Individual Parent Consultations.

$35 for one parent & $50 for couple