I am Mariana,
A mom to two little ones, and an Early Childhood Educator who specializes in Infants and Toddlers.
I dedicated the past 7 years to studying child development and Responsive Respectful Parenting, the Educaring Approach (RIE®) by Magda Gerber, as well as how attachment happens in the first years of human life.
I struggled with the lack of sleep after our first son was born, and that compelled me to study about normal infant sleep and understand my own expectations. I became passionate about the subject and went on to complete five courses and certifications related to children sleep, sleep science and breastfeeding education. I am a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant since 2016, Certified Sleep and Well-being Specialist (aka Baby-led Sleep) and Holistic Sleep Coach.
The Responsive Parents Project was born in 2017, when we were expecting our second child. I began to write about my experience and observations, and the importance of respecting the parent-child relationship by building trust and connection on a daily basis.
I do not believe in Sleep Training as a solution, but I do believe children sleep better when parents feel confident and focus on attachment relationships. I do not promise your child will sleep through the night but I know that I can help you get more rested and connected to your instincts while building trust for changes that go beyond sleep and become a life long nurturing value.
Thank you for being here!