“My kid’s not sleeping, and my wife is going crazy.” – Dads of sleep deprived kids everywhere
Each week, I get several calls from families wanting to know more about sleep training their child with special needs, and how I can best help their family. And, more and more often it’s dads seeking help for their partners.
It’s refreshing, and I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more — dads are reaching out to get their child sleeping on their own and to make sure that their partners are getting the chance to rest and recuperate. You can also sense that they’re ready to have some time to re-connect as well.
Special needs parents like you should have that, and deserve that time!
Sometimes, parents have to convince their partners to put down the money to hire a sleep consultant. And, if you’re one of those listen: your family needs help!
Your partner is exhausted from having to be with your child for hours during the night.
They’ve had it with a million middle of the night wake ups.
They’d also like to try and sleep past 5am.
Chances are, you’d like to see this stuff end too.
Why not get the help your partner needs to get your child sleeping independently and really, really well?
Stay at home parents (0ften moms, but not always 🙂 ) are only everything — they run the household, teach and take care of the kids, do the cleaning, drive people around, and more. According to salary.com, stay-at-home moms technically earn $115,000, clocking in nearly 100 hours of work a week. And, for the special needs parent don’t forget the work as therapist, social worker, lawyer, nurse, etc. Then add that to the salary!
Try doing all of that when you’re chronically sleep deprived.
The bottom line: Sleep is a necessity!
A lot of parents that I speak to don’t give it the priority that it needs. And, I realize that it’s easier said than done — we want to try and do it all.
But, for the long haul, a girl’s gotta sleep.
Fortunately, so many parents out there are trying to make that happen for their partners — and sometimes, you have to call in reinforcements.
Parents have to work as a team — to support each other, encourage each other, and to hold each other accountable when working towards an end goal. So to all the parents out there, don’t hesitate to ask for help. Moms (and dads) need to rest better and I want to help you achieve that for yourselves and your child.