To nap or not to nap, that is the question for many parents and caregivers. With all the new research regarding sleep, what are the best ways that parents can ensure they are caring for the sleep lives of children? SitterCycle brings you a podcast with Beth Grams Haxby, EdM, a sleep and parenting coach based in Northampton, MA. Through her 20 years in early childhood education, Grams Haxby began devoting herself to the research of child and adolescent sleep towards the end of her teaching career and began focusing on coaching parents, teachers, and nannies on the value of sleep for their children and how to get more of it.
About Beth Grams Haxby:
After graduating from Carleton College with a B.A. in sociology, Beth began teaching and received a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Minnesota. She was happily on the staff of the Smith College Campus School in Northampton, MA for more than 20 years where she received her EdM. She began studying sleep (reviewing the sleep literature) over 10 years ago and left teaching to pursue this work because she believe sleep is such a critical and yet little-addressed (under-served) area. Beth retired from classroom teaching in 2010 and is now working full-time as a sleep and parenting consultant.