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Kim West
Kim West is a mother of two now teenage girls and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than twenty years. Known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients, over the past seventeen years she has helped tens of thousands of tired parents all over the world get a good night’s sleep without letting their children cry it out alone.

Kim has appeared on the Dr. Phil, Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, TLC’s Bringing Home Baby and CNN, and has been written about in a number of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Baby Talk, Parenting, The Baltimore Sun, USA Today, The Telegraph, The Irish Independent and The Washington Post.

Kim is the author of three books: “GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT: The Sleep Lady’s Gentle Guide to Helping Your Child Go to Sleep, Stay Asleep and Wake Up Happy”, the “Good Night, Sleep Tight Workbook” and “52 Sleep Secrets for Babies”.

Dedicated to providing tired parents with excellent sleep advice and coaching, she started training Gentle Sleep Coaches® all over the world in 2010.

Entries by Kim West

Make It Fit

(1) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 6:48 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

I recently watched Esther Perel's talk "The Secret To Desire In A Long-Term Relationship", and it got me thinking. When you begin a relationship, there's a...

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Sleep, Motherhood And Postpartum Depression

(8) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 9:31 AM

I see postpartum depression (PPD) a lot in the families who come to me with sleep issues. Exhaustion is a risk factor for depression. And depression makes it harder to sleep coach successfully, which in turn breeds more exhaustion. Women experiencing postpartum depression don't always recognize the signs so it's...

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Nighttime Routine For Two-And-A-Half To Five-Year-Olds

(7) Comments | Posted January 23, 2010 | 11:12 AM

For this age group, the bedtime routine is typically the most challenging part of the day. Now that your child is older, you may want to modify her routine a little but make sure it remains soothing and predictable. Bedtime preparations should be in her room (or perhaps the early...

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