Mary is a Pediatric Sleep Coach, and founder of Good Night Child, dedicated to helping tired parents. She will help you create a gentle, gradual sleep plan that will fit your parenting style and the temperament and needs of your child. Mary’s years of experience, with her 3 amazing daughters and one perfect granddaughter, as well as in the classroom, are evident when she guides you towards a respectful and responsive plan to put sleepless nights behind you. You will hear about how her proven method will help you teach your infant or toddler to learn to fall asleep independently.
She trained with Kim West, LCSW, author of Good Night Sleep Tight, and graduated as one of the “First 50” students from her Gentle Sleep Coach Program – one of the most extensive and comprehensive sleep coaching programs available. This training included classes by some of the leading experts in the field, including:
v Medical Conditions & Sleep Apnea in Children, Dr. Lewis Kass, Director of Children’s Sleep Center, NY.
v Reflux & Colic Management, Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, Pediatric GI, author of Colic Solved
v Secure Attachment in Children, Dr. Kent Hoffman, Circle of Security Project
v Postpartum Depression, Dr. Shoshana Bennett, Postpartum Depression Specialist
v Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder, and How it Relates to Sleep, Jodi Jennings OTR/L
v Sleep Coaching & Working with the Breastfeeding Mom, Heather Irvine, Certified LactationEducator
v Supporting Sleep Through Healthy Sensory Processing and Attachment, Mary Owen LSCW & JoAnn Kennedy, OTR/L
Mary holds a BS in Psychology, and certifications from AMS (American Montessori Society) and AMI (Association Montessori Internationale), and has over 25 years of classroom experience with infants, toddlers, and pre-school age children. She developed and led Parent/Infant classes, supporting and guiding parents through the early months, teaching them the value of getting to know their child through observation and gentle participation. She is also an AMS Educational Consultant, and has led many classes and workshops for teachers and classroom assistants.
Mary has taken numerous classes and workshops in RIE Philosophy (based on Magda Gerber’s teachings), with Beverly Kovach, RIE Associate, and many others.
Mary is a member of the Association of Professional Sleep Coaches, and the National Sleep Foundation.
Mary is available to help families in San Diego North County and surrounding area. For further travel, some fees may apply.
Call or email today, and you will be on your way towards good nights and better days.