Nourishing Small Voices is dedicated to the thriving of babies and our small humans through the support and education of their parents. Throughout my career, I have witnessed the thriving of my baby patients as I have taught parents and given them skills to help their babies grow. The key to a healthy baby? Healthy parents.
Nourishing Small Voices is the endeavor that has been coming to me all my life. Back in 2018 I was working toward “Speech Therapy Unboxed” and doing a hybrid and “unboxed” approach to therapy. To be honest, that wasn’t quite the business that was calling me. I knew that what I needed to create was much different from any traditional approach and needed to have a broader impact. So, instead of seeing that through, I got divorced. Getting divorced was such an important step on my path and one that, while it was an excruciatingly painful experience, brought just the growth and opportunity I have needed to create this parenting program. Can you be an incredible parent, go through divorce AND have thriving children with a supportive relationship with their dad?! YES. That’s a story I will share later.
As an expert in child development and feeding and eating for over 16 years, I know that there are many skills and a lot of information that if parents knew early on, many of the problems we see in therapy could be avoided. Doesn’t that put you out of a job? No actually it doesn’t. As therapists we have caseloads that are more than we can handle, we need more therapists, and if we were able to focus on issues that can’t be prevented, therapists can get better at helping the more challenging issues.
The goal with Nourishing Small Voices is to reach as many parents as possible with the support of pediatricians/ family practice doctors and other healthcare providers so they can give this information at well-child checks.
In the meantime, Nourishing Small Voices is starting with the direct offering (coming soon) to parents who are ready to learn and want to nourish healthy physical, mental, and emotional babies. I’m so excited to bring this to parents and support you in creating the bonding you crave with your baby!