An Online, Parenting to Sleep Program for Kids aged 18 months to 8 years.
Stop dreading bedtime and say hello to the freedom that calmer, more peaceful, kid-free evenings can bring!?
When it comes to parenting, a sleep is just one piece of an incredibly challenging puzzle. Which is why I want to do so much more than just solve your bedtime battles and help your child to sleep through the night
My goal (my ulterior motive) is to support YOU to re-discover your own intuition, and enhance your connection with your child.
To move you past the guilt, tears and frustration so that you can get back to enjoying life as a parent.
But, don’t worry… we’ll get your kid sleeping better too 😉
You’re tired of snapping and turning into “mean mom” on those nights where nothing works. So, you find yourself walking on eggshells and giving in to your child’s requests and stalling antics. Anything to avoid a meltdown and make sleep happen
It feels like you’ve tried EVERYTHING, and nothing helps…at least not long term. You know this isn’t sustainable, but don’t know what else to try other than cry it out. You would LOVE for them to be more independent with sleep but worry that you’ll mess them up.
You’ve given up on Google, and have stopped asking friends and family for support. It feels like yours is the only kid that just won’t sleep! You can’t help but feel guilt-ridden and full of self-doubt, like maybe you’ve caused this somehow?
“Since working with Maisie Ruttan our sleep, naps, bedtime – everything has been smoother!! We went from nightly tantrums with my 2 year old and bedtime taking an hour between 6 kids, to peaceful naps and bedtime taking 15 minutes tops. With way less emotion! Hallelujah!
It’s sad, but true. Most of the books, blogs and advice is old, outdated, and geared more towards a baby than a child – or worse, an adult!
Which doesn’t really help when you’ve got a 2, 3 or 6 year old who won’t sleep.
The most common advice that you’ll find for toddlers and preschoolers says to…
See the problem here? One solution leads to another problem which requires another solution… It’s all quick fixes and Bandaid solutions that never get you to the root of the problem.
Hello Bedtime is an “all inclusive” parenting to sleep program that provides all the education, tools & support you need to make the transformation from a frustrated, exhausted and touched out parent walking on eggshells trying to avoid a meltdown, to finally reconnecting with your partner, recharging as parents and resting in the confidence that you are doing right by your child – and yourself!
Say Hello to Bedtime (and a more rested night’s sleep!)
Hello Bedtime encompases decades of research in developmental psychology, sleep biology, and positive parenting – and my own experience raising twins!
The program follows my signature sleep method, known as the Freedom Framework, which took shape after years experience, working 1:1 with families.
I further refined my method after interviewing more than 60 parents of sleepless toddlers and preschoolers to better understand the real challenges they faced, along with what worked, or didn’t work for them.
The Freedom Framework, will be guide you through a series of educational videos, and simple, actionable steps so that you always know what to do, and why.
Here’s a quick peek at (some of) what we’ll cover:
We’ll look at what’s “normal, “your family values, and your child’s personality to help you set realistic and developmentally sensitive goals
I’ll also explain how everything works so that you can make the best use of your time, and my support.
No more questioning whether they are they over-tired or under-tired? Or what to do with that nap.
Learn how much sleep YOUR child needs, and what time is the best time for bedtime, waketime, and naps.
Set the stage for sleep by creating a restful environment and a connecting routine.
This module is about so much more than sound machines and red lights, or a “bath, book, bed” routine.
I’ll share my favorite tips and tricks on how to utilize your parental superpowers – love & connection – to gain compliance AND enhance your parenting relationship.
Do you feel triggered by tears? Yeah, most parents do. It’s probably the biggest reason that parents struggle with boundaries (myself included).
This module gives you a plan of action for how to prepare your child, and how to set yourself up for success so that you can confidently make changes.
Children tend to do the best that they can! They want to succeed. So when problems arise at bedtime, it’s rarely an act of defiance or manipulation.
This module will help you to understand where your child is at developmentally, so that you can get to the root of problem behaviours and put the scaffolding in place for your child to gain the confidence to fall asleep (and stay asleep) alone.
This is the making changes module, and is the last step in the Freedom Framework – for a reason!
Because, when you put all the puzzle pieces together, by nailing your timing, revamping your routines, instilling confidence in your child AND upping your parenting game… sleep often improves organically WITHOUT needing to make big changes like night weaning, or dragging your child back to bed 1000 times overnight.
If you are overwhelmed and lacking calm, too exhausted to even think about making a change, or tend to overthink things, and struggle feeling confident in your decisions… This is the module for you!
Kids are like sponges. They mirror you, and absorb your energy which is where self care comes in. You child needs you to become the cool, confident leader of your household 😉
Hello Bedtime is the first truly gentle, sleep program, designed with toddlers, preschoolers and kids in mind. This is so more than just a course. It’s a high touch program, that gives you all the education, strategies and support you need – for life!
Life changing support, without the stress of figuring it out yourself!
Learn all the why’s and how’s with short, easy to digest videos in the online course
Guided lists and prompts, so you always know what to do and say
Map out your plan, take notes and track your progress all in one place
Get expert answers to your questions and personalized support from me!
Join my exclusive Facebook Community added support, when you need it fast!
All inclusive support now & down the road.. if you ever need it. There’s no time limits!
Hey, I’m Maisie…a twin mama who somehow decided it would be a good idea to ditch my career in nursing and start a business so that I could stay at home with my boys. Instead, I filled up my time with a bunch of courses and certifications and became a peaceful parenting educator & a holistic sleep coach!
I run an international practice supporting families to gently and responsively help their kids to sleep better (without sleep training)
Stop yelling and threatening your way through bedtime (or giving into your child’s never-ending requests) and confidently ditch those nightly power struggles, and all the guilt and self doubt that comes with it.
“We hadn’t had a bedtime without tears for many many months. But, because of Maisie, we started to have zero tears at bedtime, settling in bed became possible, and we are actually enjoying the bedtime routine”
“He “just did a 7hr stretch! I can’t remember the last time he slept this long. Usually we’re up anywhere from 2-5 times a night. What is this voodoo!?!? I still don’t fully believe it, but thank you!!!”
“The main benefit for me has been the feeling of confidence and empowerment in my ability to navigate the unexpected, which Maisie has bestowed with a certain kind of magic & grace for which I will be forever grateful”
Hello Bedtime is more than just another sleep course.
It combines all the benefits of an online course, group coaching support, and a membership but without the annoying monthly fees.
The next round starts on January 31st 2023
Most families are able to complete the program in 3 to 6 weeks, but it’s super flexible.
The program is chunked into easy to manage sections to help guide you step-by-step. This way you always know what to expect, but don’t get overwhelmed either.
You will likely feel a huge reduction in your stress level as soon as you hit that “enroll” button! haha!
In all seriousness though, many people do experience benefit within the first few days. But I would say that 3 to 6 weeks is a more realistic timeframe for reaching your full goals.
It’s important for me to note that this is not a quick fix, overnight program with big (and unrealistic) promises.
You will be nudging independence gently and respectfully over time. You can expect to see multiple mini-wins, that add up to an amazing transformation over the course of the program.
There are no time limits or restrictions.
You get access to absolutely everything… including the video content, printables, community AND coaching calls – for as long as you need it!
PLUS – you can return for additional support months down the road, if another challenge pops up. Pretty awesome right!?
My big promise to you, is that you can access my support, for as long as I continue to run this program… and given it took me more than a year to create, I can assure you that I have no plans to stop anytime soon.
Not to worry! This program is “all inclusive” which means that it provides all of the support you will need to help your child sleep better. It really does!
If at any point you are feeling lost or stuck, you can post in the Facebook group, or bring your questions to a coaching call.
You can also get personalized support from me via a “hot seat” session, which is where you can talk to me one-on-one as part of a group coaching call
The short answer. Yeah probably.
The long answer. Tears can be hard and triggering for us as adults, but for kids they are often a normal (and expected) response to a new boundary.
There is a big difference between traditional sleep training (also known as cry-it-out) and supported tears.
I do not promote or use any form of cry-it-out or timed checks. You will never be expected to ignore, leave the room, or refrain from comforting your child, especially if they are distressed!!
My approach is developmentally focused, and attachment safe which means it is truly gentle, responsive and respectful. Pinky swear 😉
PS – I have a whole blog on why I don’t believe in sleep training HERE
Yes and no. Hello Bedtime is specifically designed for toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged kiddos, aged 18 months to 8 years.
The content, questions and troubleshooting that happens within our coaching calls and Facebook Group are limited to questions within this age group.
Once your baby hits that 18 month mark however, you are welcome to bring your concerns to the group.
Lifetime support has its perks!
They happen on Zoom of course! Currently they are scheduled every Thursday at 12:00 noon Pacific Time. But, I revisit the timing periodically and try to find times that work for the group as a whole.
You’ll also have access to the recordings, and will be able to submit a question ahead of time in case you can’t make it.
Many families find that their child will start sleeping through the night organically after following the steps in the FREEDOM Framework!
But I’ve included some night waking strategies that you can use if you need them.
You’re skeptical. And, you should be! Because there really are no guarantees when it comes to sleep, or parenting. It’s impossible for there to be a solution that works every time, for all kids – period. If it did, you would already know what to do.
Many parents feel like they have tried everything, and some have! But ‘throwing spaghetti at the wall’ is a whole lot different than following a proven framework, with expert support.
What I can promise, is that I will continue to support you for as long as you need the help.
If you have a burning question, or aren’t sure if Hello Bedtime is the right fit for your family. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a free discovery call to learn more about the program