Confident Parenting is a village of resources providing education and support for growing families coping with sleep deprivation, potty-training challenges, and more plus a collective of providers to help families navigate delays, differences & disabilities.
Confident Parenting is a network of resources providing education and support for the challenges growing families face including lack of sleep, postpartum mood issues and overwhelm. Whether you are a first time parent or veteran, it takes a village and you can build yours at Confident Parenting.
Confident Parenting is a team of sleep and potty training consultants as well as a comprehensive network of additional experts and resources for all your parenting needs. Whatever challenge you are working through, they have someone who can help! Be sure to check out the services page or contact here for additional resources or information.
2022 LOVE Award Winner: Best Sleep Consultant
Family Focus Media has been building community with Main Line Parent and Philadelphia Family since 2010 and our annual LOVE Awards celebrate the BEST local resources for families, thanks to thousands of nominations like this one:
We used Confident Parenting's sleep services first with my 15 month old daughter and she slept through the night within days. We then called back for my medically complex son 2 years later. Not only did Erica come up with another plan that worked perfectly, but she helped us brainstorm different scenarios to figure out what would work best with his medicine schedule. I highly recommend her and this company's services.
2021 LOVE Award Winner: Best Sleep Consultant
Our 2 year old has never been a good sleeper, but in the midst of the pandemic, we were truly desperate for sleep. We worked with Erica on gentle sleep training and she met us where we were in our journey and helped us every step of the way. She was truly a miracle worker, and we went from hours-long bedtimes and middle of the night wake-ups to easy 15 minute bedtimes and sleeping through the night within a matter of weeks. We can't recommend her highly enough! -Ashley K.
We waited to sleep train our first daughter until she was 16mo old. We were soooooooooo exhausted all of the time and we knew something had to change. We thought we waited to long. But after a consultation with Erica, and implementing her sleep plan, our daughter is now a great sleeper. Would not have survived 2020 without Erica! -Laura L.
2020 LOVE Award Winner: Best Sleep Consultant
Main Line Parent community member, Nicole D. shared:
“Erica is a fountain of knowledge coupled with an innate warmth. She brings both of these assets to every client she meets. Each time I observe her work with a family, it is obvious how much she cares. Erica's programs and experience are superior because of the different types of sleep challenges she has corrected for so many children of varying ages and stages. She never offers a one-size-fits all approach, she works hard, she puts her clients first, and she is a true collaborator in every sense of the word.”
We utilized Erica and Confident Parenting in July 2020. We had a 4 month old who wouldn’t sleep but an hour and a half spurts while being held. We were 4 months into the pandemic, I had returned to work, my husband was also working from home with me, there was no escaping anything. I desperately was looking for some sort of relief, and stumbled upon Confident Parenting. I reached out to get the consultation to just eliminate what things it could be. After meeting Erica I fell in love. She gave us so many amazing tips, got us on a plan, and by night 3 our son was able to be put down and we’d walk out of the room. It was magic. By day 5 we were on a regular nighttime sleep and regular naps. The tension in my house was gone. We were all sleeping, we were all so happy. I truly have to say Erica not only got my little guy to sleep, but saved my marriage.
I joke in that we were getting such great sleep, baby #2 came much quicker than we anticipated. Our kids are 19 months apart. I also love that the same logic we used with my son we’ve been able to use with our daughter. She’s on consistent naps, consistent nighttime sleep. It really makes a huge difference for the whole home.
I can’t wait to reconnect with Erica for potty training!
Erica Desper changed our lives! Our two-year-old son has always had choppy sleep habits especially when it came to naps. He would take two 30 minute naps, and woke up crying. Once he started refusing the crib, we were faced with a whole onset of new challenges. Either myself or my husband would have to wait until he fell asleep in his bed to sneak out but once our son realized we were gone, he would scream and cry, and it would just become this perpetual problem that led to my husband having to basically sleep with our son until the morning. After 6 weeks of trying to change this new behavior, we were at a loss until we connected with Erica. She took the time and effort to really understand, empathize, and conceptualize what we were experiencing. Her collaborative approach allowed us to work with a plan that we both could agree to. Additionally, her professional and personable nature made this process made us feel very supported and motivated. The first two nights were very tough but after lots of continued support and guidance, our son was sleeping in his big boy bed by night 3 independently, and the nights became better and better with longer naps and longer nighttime sleep. We can’t believe we’re at the point of where we now enjoy bedtime routine, and naps have been longer than ever. Also, thanks to Erica, I have my husband back too 🙂 Erica is a godsend, and we are forever grateful. We look forward for her guidance now with potty training!
I hadn’t slept in 4 months. Our baby would only sleep for 40 min at a time. She was irritable with dark circles. My heart was broken and We were loading our minds. After the initial call with Erica our now sweet and playful Addie was sleeping 12 hours through the night with three days. She got us our sanity back, and also gave my child the routine she needed to be happy. We couldn’t imagine what life would be like if we didn’t call Erica.