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Private Consultations to Address YOUR:  Baby and Child Sleep and Behavior Concerns 

Many parents simply need an opportunity to talk through the specific issues they are experiencing in their family. Which is why I offer one-on-one, hour-long consultations via phone and Zoom. If you wish to schedule a consultation you can expect:

  • Complete confidentiality
  • To be listened to with compassion and respect
  • Effective, research-based, yet practical strategies that address your family’s specific needs.
  • A written action plan designed to work for YOUR family. 

Sleep Consultations

If you are looking for an effective, no cry sleep solution you’ve come to the right person. Mine is a Gentle Nudge approach that calms the arousal system, sets the body clock, and allows everyone to get the sleep they need. No one is left in tears.

A good night’s sleep begins in the morning – not at bedtime. You can expect:

  • Strategies to set the body clock so your baby/child’s brain knows when to sleep.
  • How to recognize and respond to subtle sleep cues so that you hit the window for sleep.
  • Explanations of why many commonly recommended strategies do not work for highly sensitive intense children.
  • Peaceful, calming tools to help your child “shut down,” for sleep.
  • Step-by-step actions to gently strengthen your child’s self-regulation and sleep consolidation skills, as well as reduce sleep anxiety without ever pushing anyone to a point of distress.
  • How to get the sleep YOU need and deserve and still meet the needs of your child. 

Thousands of parents just like you have found one-on-one consultations with me to be exactly what they needed to make life better – much better!

By the way, I’m Dr Mary an internationally recognized licensed parent educator, and best-selling author with over one million books in print. My work has been translated into 24 different languages and featured on national and international media sources such as Good Morning America, The New York Times, and Parents Magazine to name just a few.

I hold a Doctorate Degree in adult and parent education, a Master’s Degree in Family Social Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education.

If a private sleep consultation is of interest to you,
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We will respond to your questions and assist you in scheduling an appointment.

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Parenting Tips!

Every week we post parenting tips on either our Facebook page or our blog. Check out the latest tips on children's sleep, tantrums, power struggles, discipline, child development, temperament, spirited children and keeping your cool when your child is losing theirs. We're always open for more suggestions, so feel free to send them our way using our Contact page.

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Parent Support Group

In addition, Facebook has a group page started by and for the parents of "Spirited Children".  The group is a closed group (but still accepting new members) where parents look for advice and support from other parents.  Feel free to check it out using the link below.


Consultations & Classes
Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka Private Behavioral and Sleep Consultations

Private Baby and Child Behavior and Sleep Consultations

Dr. Mary has helped hundreds of families just like yours.  She provides private consultations on both infant and child behavior and sleep issues.  A one-hour personal session, via phone or Zoom, gives your family an opportunity to discuss the specific issues you are facing.  You will work directly with Dr. Mary to develop a targeted plan that works for your family. Within 24 hours you will receive a written summary of your discussion and your plan.  If you have ever been told or considered your baby to be "fussy" or "high need", Dr. Mary can help you.

"In just one hour on the phone, we were able to gain an entirely new perspective on the issues we were having. You gave us real tools and ideas that we could apply immediately."  -Jason

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Classes, Webinars and Workshops

For over 35 years Dr. Mary has provided parenting workshops and keynotes throughout the world.  She has a large number of offerings and customizes or creates each session so that it meets the specifics needs of her audience.   Dr. Mary’s speaking style brings audiences to life as they laugh and learn the essentials for effective parenting.

“Mary, I am so appreciative of how you customized your information and remarks to our audience.  You brought important information to the group with humor and poise.  The audience was mesmerized and we got excellent feedback.”  -Merri

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Parenting Questions for
Dr. Mary & Lynn

How to stay out of the Red zone

Children synchronize to our stress level.  That is why the best thing you cna do as a parent is take good care of yourself so you can meet the needs of your children.

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