About

Hill Family Sleep Solutions, founded by Joelle Hill, Certified Infant and Child Sleep Consultant, is passionate and dedicated to helping families get the sleep they need. Certified through the Family Sleep Institute, My wish is to share my knowledge with parents and caregivers who require a little extra guidance in supporting their child’s sleep. I have a variety of experience in infant and child development and working with children and youth with special needs. I assist parents and caregivers with developing their knowledge and skills, guiding the family in a way that matches individual parenting styles, a child’s unique temperament and the family’s need for healthy sleep.
 
Recognizing that each child and family is unique, I create a sleep plan which is personalized to meet and support family values, culture, living situation and parenting style. Service and support is holistic manner and developmentally-sensitive, looking at the whole child and family.  I believe that sleep is essential for a child’s development and its impact in all areas of life. Sleep is central to healthy physical growth, cognitive development, emotional regulation and social skill development. When a child and their family are well-rested and enjoy healthy sleep, they will benefit from a sound foundation for mind and body development for both parents and children. I am skilled in supporting families to address many specific questions, as well as the following common issues;
  • Sleep scheduling and routines
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Night awakenings and early wake times
  • Nap time issues and transitions
  • Crib and bed transitions
  • Children with developmental delays, diagnosis and sleep issues
 
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Testimonials

Meet Joelle

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I am passionate about healthy sleep. As a mother of two boys, I know how important sleep is and I want to share my knowledge with others to help them get the sleep they need. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of Infant and Child Development and Mental Health, supporting families to meet their child’s needs, I have seen the results of positive sleep habits.  I also recognize the need for support to develop those healthy sleep habits. Recognizing families needs for support in the area of healthy sleep, I sought further education and training in order to better meet families needs. I truly believe sleep is one of the pillars to overall health and well-being. Sleeping well is a lifelong skill!
Displaying FSI_certification_mark.jpg Certifications/Training/Continuing Education
  • Certified Child Sleep Consultant, Family Sleep Institute (250+ hours in training)
  • Basic Lactation Management, Lactation Education Resources
  • Reducing the Risk of SIDS and SUID, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • GERD/Reflux, Dr. Warren Shapiro
  • Sleep Consulting for Children with Special Needs, Debbie Sasson, PsyD
  • Helping Children with ASD (and their parents) Get the Sleep they Need, Dr. Beth Ann Malow
  • Talking About Baby Sleep: Improving Outcomes in Infancy, Robyn Stremler, RN,PhD
  • Sleep: A Window on Infant and Young Children’s Development, Dr. Wendy Hall
  • Understanding Brain Differences, Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation, Marc Landry, OT
  • Infant Mental Health: The Basics, Chaya Kulkarni, BAA, M.Ed, Ed.D
  • Becoming a Behavioural Detective: Understanding and Supporting Complex Behaviours, Kim Barthel, OT

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


Here are a few questions you might have about what I do, who I help and my training. If your question is not here, please feel free to contact me and ask a question.

Why should I hire a sleep consultant?
It can be overwhelming when you and your family are sleep deprived.  When you are not adequately rested, reading through books and articles in the internet, and filter through the advice of friends and family can become even harder to manage. I will use my process to provide you with a comprehensive sleep plan using my comprehensive knowledge to help take the guesswork out of how to get your child and you sleeping soundly.  I will provide you with ongoing support to implement your sleep plan, which is unique and tailored to your family, taking the guesswork out and getting your family the rest everyone needs. The plan can be as gentle or direct as you are comfortable with. I am certified through an accredited program, the Family Sleep Institute.

Will my child have to cry it out?
I will never ask you to choose a solution that will be uncomfortable for you. There may be some crying involved as children protest to a change that they are not used to. There are several methods to choose from, to work with your parenting philosophy and comfort.

What sleep training methods do you use?
I have training in several different methods to suit your comfortability with the process using a holistic approach to sleep. I will provide education around sleep hygiene, developmental stages of sleep, the biology of sleep, using a method that matches your parenting philosophy and the child’s temperament.  

What if I don’t live in your area?
No worries. Sleep coaching services are easily available virtually through phone and video (Skype/FaceTime/Messenger, or other) to meet your needs. We just need to coordinate time zones!

Do you help children with delays and diagnosis?
Yes! All children can have sleep issues. I can help support you to get your child sleeping better. I have 20 years experience working with children with exceptionalities.


Contact

Drop me a note and I'll be in touch with you if you have questions about me or what it would look like to work together!
Location
Hill Family Sleep Solutions is located in beautiful Haliburton County, Ontario but can coach families from anywhere by email, Skype/Video and phone.
Contact
E-mail: joelle@hillfamilysleepsolutions.com Phone: 613-334-4605