Erica Buchholz, Ph.D.

I coach stressed-out and frustrated parents who thought parenting was going to be fun, yet they are always fighting with their kids. They want to let loose and be silly with their kids, but all the dishes, laundry, and tantrums leave them drained and exhausted. I help them alleviate stress while becoming playful, confident parents who finally have the energy to make incredible memories with their children.

Why “Becoming Playful”?

I get asked sometimes, “Erica, if you are talking about child sleep, why isn’t your website something like ‘Super-Sleepy-Snuggles’ or ‘Bedtime-Winners’ or ‘C’mon Kid, Sleep Already.’” And sure, I could change the name to something more “sleep” related … But what happens here is so much more than sleep. Honestly, “Play” can mean a whole …

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“I am beyond exhausted & I find it difficult to remain calm”

“I am beyond exhausted and I find it difficult to remain calm.” When I hear this from parents, it breaks my heart. That “not sleeping at night” really impacts us. When you can’t sleep at night, of course, you are going to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and uncertain about what to do next.  It is quite logical …

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There I was, crying at the doctor’s office​

The doctor came over, after a somewhat invasive procedure and said,  “Yep, there’s nothing wrong with you. Everything looks fine.” And, I absolutely lost it.  Started weeping, uncontrollably. Maybe it was coming off the anesthesia, maybe it was the release of adrenaline, but I think it was something else.  To me, something had to be …

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