Sleep Help

Sleep is a fundamental nutrient for children and adults alike. When sleep is irregular or disrupted over time, it can undermine a family's ability to function well. Over the last two decades, Soho Parenting has provided families with information and support that ensures that children get the right amount of sleep and develop the ability to fall asleep with a sense of security and comfort. Establishing healthy sleep habits for your baby or toddler is a gift for your entire family.

Approach

These are the basic tenets that inform our sleep philosophy.

  • Sleep is one of a child's most basic needs. Parents should consider it primary fuel, as important as milk
  • It is a parent's responsibility, not a child's, to ensure that a child gets the correct amount of sleep
  • All children of the same age bracket require approximately the same amount of sleep
  • Children vary significantly in how easy or difficult it is to get them the sleep they need
  • Without the right amount of sleep, children are compromised in obvious and subtle ways that can be detrimental to their overall growth and development

At Soho Parenting, counseling sessions are customized to each individual family's needs. We take into account the child's age, living situation, parents' work schedules, child's medical history, as well as recent events that may effect our discussion of how to proceed, such as the birth of a sibling or a recent move. We then set up a step-by-step plan of how to implement appropriate routines and structures that will insure that the child will get the right amount of sleep and develop the ability to fall asleep with a sense of security and comfort.

We know from our own experience as parents and from the many hundreds of families we have worked with that regulated sleep habits for children makes the whole endeavor of parenting easier and provides an important structure that can carry through all of the school years. Helping a child learn the fine art of sleep is a huge gift to him and his entire family for now and years to come.

Services

Soho Parenting's sleep program has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Time Out New York Kids.

Basic Plan

  • A pre-visit sleep history questionnaire
  • One 50 minute session with a trained sleep specialist
  • A personalized sleep plan based on your child's age and developmental needs
  • A copy of the chapter on sleep from Soho Parenting's book, A Mother's Circle, which includes a chart to help you track your child's progress

Comprehensive Plan

  • A pre-visit sleep history questionnaire
  • One 50 minute session with a trained sleep specialist
  • A personalized sleep plan based on your child's age and developmental needs
  • A copy of the chapter on sleep from Soho Parenting's book, A Mother's Circle, which includes a chart to help you track your child's progress
  • 5 ten-minute follow-up phone calls or email exchanges from your sleep consultant while implementing your plan