What people are saying
Operation Local: April 2020
“Jennifer made our lives better! We debated working with a sleep coach because our six month old was a “good” sleeper. But she woke up at 4:00 or 5:00am and would only go back to sleep on us. Also, she was still taking four 30-minute naps during the day. We read all the books (we probably read too many books), and still didn’t have a clear plan on how to help her consolidate sleep. Jennifer created a very clear, workable plan – and helped us understand the science behind it. Our baby was ready to learn new sleep skills and Jennifer’s plan worked *immediately*. We couldn’t believe it. Before, it felt like our baby was doing everything she was capable of. Jennifer helped us see ways to support her better. And now we’re all sleeping very well! Deep gratitude!“
“Jennifer is a true miracle worker.
My son has been in my bed since birth. My husband and I divorced, so I kept him in my bed because sleep training on my own seemed too daunting. I was getting advice from friends and family, but none of it worked for my son. I felt lost, unequipped and had no clue where to turn. A friend and previous client of hers then referred me to Jennifer.
After the first phone call with Jennifer, I felt confident my son would be in his bed, and I could finally get some rest! She created a customized plan specifically for our schedule (split time). She was encouraging, caring and realistic. I’ll admit, the first couple weeks where rough but she gave me so much confidence to keep with it. She was available within 24-hours of my call for help. We followed her plan to a “T” and were actually successful ahead of schedule. My son is officially out of my bed and sleeping through the night!
No words can describe what it feels like to have my own downtime after he goes to bed. I owe it all to Jennifer. Without her, I would still be getting kicked in the back and little stinky feet in my face!”
“I just wanted to write a quick note to say thank you for all you’ve done to help us. M. has been doing so great at night and we keep thinking about where we were just a month ago and can’t even believe it! What a difference!
My child just lays down and sleeps through the night. We can’t imagine how we used to cope with him waking every 45 minutes like he was. It’s really been life-changing for us. Thank you for helping us stick to this plan and making it work, despite how difficult it felt for us.”
“I was quite tense over my son’s sleep issues. Despite having prepared as best I could, I wasn’t ready for the trouble he brought me at night as a toddler. I felt confused and unprepared. With the confidence of an expert and the assurance of a mother, Ms. Denzel immediately eased my concern. She let me know that what we were experiencing could be resolved with some observation and simple techniques.
We set a plan, which included keeping a log, and followed-up on a regular basis. I’m happy to say our son is sleeping peacefully again! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ms. Denzel to friends.”
“When my twin 2-year olds began continually climbing out of their cribs, my husband and I decided to prevent injuries and move them to toddler beds. I was in a panic because I had no idea how to approach this.
Jennifer immediately sent me information about this transition and offered me a phone consultation. She was incredibly conscientious about my schedule and my need to receive tools and techniques quickly before this transition got completely out of hand.
Jennifer is truly an expert with information at the ready. Moreover, Jennifer is a compassionate mother; one who has been in our shoes. She was so supportive when I was filled with doubt that I’d ever get them to stay in bed, and her encouragement helped me face night two of “twins in toddler beds” with renewed hope. We went from a 2.5-hour ordeal the first night, to 20 minutes the second night, and things have only gotten better since.”
“Our 3-year-old son had been a “challenging sleeper” for over 2 years. We would have to lie in bed with him to get him to sleep, he would go to bed late, and he would wake up in the middle of the night to come into our bed. We contacted Jennifer with the hopes of getting him an earlier bedtime. Not only did Jennifer put together a plan to help us get him to bed earlier, but we learned how to get him to fall asleep on his own and stay in his bed for the night. Everyone is sleeping so much better because of it! What we really liked about working with Jennifer is that she listened to our concerns and made sure that everything was in our comfort zone. She didn’t push a “one size fits all” approach onto us and I think that made the difference.
We would highly recommend her and wish we had contacted her sooner!”
“Thank you for all the resources. Our daughter has been sleeping and napping in her big girl-twin bed perfectly.
She knows to wait for us to come get her out of bed and if she needs us she can call for us. My friends are shocked they have never heard of that. It is always the kids climbing out of bed and coming into Mom and Dad’s room. You’re outstanding and thank you for all your help.
You have changed the way our family sleeps which makes us a happier healthy family.
“My husband and I are thrilled with our baby’s progress and cannot thank you enough for guiding us through this process. We feel like we’re getting our life back! We used to put our son down, then scoff some dinner and go to bed as early as possible to get a couple of hours sleep before our little ticking time bomb started going off!
We have a much nicer night time routine now, and I no longer dread evenings. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“Jennifer Denzel was a lifesaver for my family!
Before contacting Jennifer, I was up 3-5 times a night with my 6-month-old daughter. My goals when contacting Jennifer were to eliminate middle-of-the-night feedings, to teach my daughter to put herself to sleep, and have her sleep through the night. Within the first weekend, we successfully eliminated all night feedings. By the 5th night she was sleeping through the night. We are now able to put her to bed awake and she falls asleep without any tears at all!!
Not only is my daughter well-rested and happy, but the rest of us are too! I couldn’t be more thankful for Jennifer’s dedication to my family!!”
“Jennifer was amazing, and the perfect sleep coach for us. I only wish we’d found her sooner.
We read the books, we did this, we did that, and none of it worked. Our son was waking at least 2-3 times a night, and often more than that. We heard about Jennifer from a friend who’s an expert in childhood development and gave her a call.
Right away it was obvious Jennifer knew what she was doing. She helped craft a plan for our sleepless boy that incorporated our specific concerns and her considerable experience of what works and what doesn’t. She was up on the literature of sleep science and could explain it, something very reassuring to me and my academically-minded wife. She had the wisdom and people skills to know when it’s okay to bend (but not break!) the rules, and when all Mom and Dad really needed was the encouragement to stick with the plan. And hey, the plan worked!
After about a week, our little guy learned to sleep through the night and has been ever since. He’s rested, happy, and so are we. We couldn’t have done it without Jennifer.”
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