There really, truly is another answer. I've developed a proven method for alleviating the pain, fear and frustration that comes with bedtime parenting. This approach was created using all the knowledge I had been implementing in various roles over the last two decades: the power of self-talk, the law of attraction, developmental psychology, emotional intelligence, nutrition and self-care.
After implementing the DREAM method, parents experience greater confidence, increased satisfaction in their relationships, and a deepened bond with their child. We will not get your child sleeping through the night at any cost, but we will get you all sleeping better, feeling happier and experiencing greater peace overall.
You will understand exactly what to expect and what not to expect
You will have a menu of ways to keep your baby content, calm and satiated and strategies to deal with nighttime parenting without sacrificing your own wellbeing.
You will be flexible, relaxed, and confident, able to fully embrace this precious and critical time in your baby’s life.
Babies and toddlers are a lot of work, and they take up most of your time. When you have spent so much of your life being free and able to do what you want (for the most part), adjusting to this massive change of pace is something for which no one prepares you. In this module, you will create strategies to consciously make space for your children, both literally and emotionally. In doing so, you will be able to savour and enjoy this precious time and waste less time fighting against it.
In this module, you will let go of old-fashioned nursery set ups that don’t work for the very real and regular night time needs of your baby or toddler. You will create an amazing sleep set-up that supports breastfeeding and night time parenting which allows everyone to get the maximum amount of safe sleep possible.
This is the longest module in the program with the biggest long-term impact to your life with small children. You will learn the best foods to help you sleep your best and that give you sustained energy and balanced mood for the demands of parenting in the early years. You will learn some easy ways to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle with little ones in tow. You will also learn the top five emotional “competencies” needed for mothering gracefully and joyfully and how to strengthen them within yourself.
There are eight principles of Attachment Parenting; understanding how these principles are incorporated into your parenting, and the reasons behind them, keep your intuition in the driver’s seat and improves your confidence as a parent. As you clear the clouds from your brain and parent from your heart, you will find concrete, actionable ways to make night time parenting much easier for everyone.
Congratulations! At this point, you have carved out a space for life with little ones and have sleeping set ups that make you happy. In this final module you will learn what to expect with sleep progressions, what sorts of changes affect your children’s sleep and how to cope through (even more) challenging times.
This community is led by me, and it is a safe place for you to post questions, reflections and insights as you work through the program. I will monitor the group daily and post videos to deepen the work. Here, you will meet your “virtual village” and make new friends who share your core values and parenting philosophy. Your membership to the group never expires. I can’t wait to meet you in here!
An additional, never-before seen bonus video module at the end will answer your Frequently Asked Questions about healthy family sleep.
I do not believe everyone must live their lives according to some template dictated by mass media. My philosophy is rooted in attachment theory, with the understanding that the first three years are the most critical in setting the stage for a lifetime of mental health.
I have worked in the health and wellness industry for 15 years, helping clients feel like the best version of themselves. I also have a background in human resources where I coached employees to define their strengths, play to them and create dream opportunities. I am still very passionate about this subject and offer parent coaching in this area as well.
I have personally worked with hundreds of families with a success rate that made it impossible to meet the demands of my community. In 2011 I was being sent clients from midwives, doulas, massage therapists, lactation consultants and Naturopathic Doctors.
Drawing from this philosophy, I then co-created curriculum, mentored and certified dozens of Infant Sleep Educators across North America. Parents everywhere have been saying this is exactly what they were looking for, but had not known where to find it!
I created my programs and methods by combining what I have learned in their fields of health and nutrition, social sciences, adult learning, psychology, affirmations and the law of attraction. I have studied psychodynamic psychotherapy, and am certified in the coaching specialties of family nutrition, attachment parenting, and emotional intelligence. A lifetime certified Dr. Sears Health Coach, I am the President of Attachment Parenting Canada, and co-creator of the Infant Sleep Educator certification in partnership with bebo mia. inc.
"When my usually perfect sleeper decided that bed time would be pm instead of I started considering cry it out after all, most of my friends have done it and they seemed to be getting lots of sleep. Since I had gone back to work I also felt the pressure to have baby-free work time in the evening, so trust me, baby and I were both feeling the stress. After about 7 nights I caved and called out for advice and you were there for me.
When you took time out of your busy schedule to talk to me for over an hour not only did you make me feel cared for, and supported but you never made me feel silly about all the questions I had. I felt like your advice came from a place of understanding and loved that you let me feel relaxed and empowered, rather than giving me a list of things to do. I truly felt like being happy, relaxed, and normal was just what I needed. Thanks again for all of your knowledge and support, I really appreciate it!"
- Kelly H., Former Client
"We really appreciated the help you gave us. You were super reassuring and comforting, especially at a time when I was feeling like I was being badly judged as a mom by some people because my daughter wasn't what some would call a good sleeper.
Things are much better now after implementing the plan you made us. Thank you for all your hard work making this for us!"
- J. Boyle, Former Client
"Brandie has an incredible knowledge of infant sleep that is based in science and research. She is an amazing and knowledgeable sleep educator who advocates for both parents and babies and supports families to make informed decisions around healthy sleep for their family. She has created a phenomenal (and very inspirational) course to certify others to become Infant Sleep Educators and spread the word about normal, healthy infant sleep behaviors. She is actively involved in answering questions and supporting her students so that they get a really deep understanding of the material that is presented. I cannot say enough good things about her course and program. Thank you :)"
- Lauren H., Former Student
"I met Brandie through the Infant Sleep Educator course with Bebo Mia. She is such a fountain of knowledge! She is up to date on all the current research, and shares her knowledge in such a kind, thoughtful, non-judgemental way. The guidance and support she offers her students is amazing! She can often be found online, coaching her students through challenging scenarios. If you have a chance to take a class with Brandie, I would highly recommend you go for it!!"
- Stacey S., Former Student