Hi! I’m Patty. I have a passion for helping people and love children! If you are reading this, I am guessing you are a new parent having difficulty at nighttime with your little one. As mother of three, and a Certified Baby Sleep Consultant, I have the practical experience and the education to help you develop the perfect sleep training approach for your baby, assuring a well-slept, happy baby and family.
A little more about me…
I was born in Rochester, Michigan. My twin brother, Peter, and I were the last set of twins born to my mother, who had THREE SETS OF TWINS! (Wow!! My mom was and still is a Superstar)! In fact, one of my siblings is the Red Wings’ own Karen Newman and she’s a twin, too! See Karen’s Testimonial about how I helped her and her twins As you can imagine, it was a loud and raucous household, but my mom knew how to manage it and getting us all to stick to a regular sleep schedule was key. Both personal experience and my mom’s expertise have been invaluable resources to me.
At the University of Michigan I studied Psychology and focused on Child Development. Soon after, I had my first son, Jordan, and began my ‘real world’ training. The hands-on experience was quite a bit different than the classroom instruction. In all, I have three children. I recently completed my Masters In Mental Health Counseling at Oakland University and am a Licensed Therapist. I earned my Baby Sleep Certification from the International Maternity Institute in California.
In today’s busy world, it takes an entire family working together to raise a happy baby, and a healthy, well-slept family makes it all so much easier! My approach to baby sleep is holistic, focusing on the Sleep Foundations: Daytime Routine, Naps, Feeding Schedule, Bedtime Routine, Sleep Environment, Parental Sleep Philosophy and of course Overnight Sleep Training, which does not include Cry-It-Out. I believe that one of the first, and most important, lessons a parent teaches their child is how to fall asleep independently. To that end, I would love to help you and your family get the sleep you need!