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How temperament affects sleep recorded webinar
How temperament affects sleep recorded webinar

Pre-recorded webinar.


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How temperament affects sleep recorded webinar

This webinar examines the ways that temperament, namely intensity, sensitivity, alertness, perceptiveness, persistence, can affect sleep and parenting. This course is facilitated by Macall Gordon, Little Live Wires.

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Pre-recorded webinar.

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Event Details

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Temperament may be the dividing line between children who sleep well and those who don’t. This recorded webinar will look at how temperament affects a child’s ability to go to sleep and stay asleep, as well as parents’ ability & success with common sleep strategies.

What to expect:

Temperament (intensity, sensitivity, alertness, perceptiveness, persistence, etc.) can result in higher levels of challenges with sleep and parenting, as well as lower levels of success with trying to tackle sleep issues. Having a child who is “more” means that parents are significantly more exhausted and discouraged. 

The course will examine the qualities that can make these children exceptional, and at the same time, make sleep extremely difficult. The webinar will equip you with strategies to help both parents and children move forward in a way that takes everyone’s bandwidth into account.

Aim & learning outcomes

This course will equip you with strategies for identifying children who have this more sensitive, intense temperament and provide you with ways of working with parents to move forward with these unique challenges in mind.

By the end of this online session, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the temperament traits that can directly impact sleep behaviour.
  2. Identify the four ways that sleep is more difficult for children with a more intense/sensitive temperament.
  3. Discuss three key strategies specific to these parents that will help them finally have an impact on their child’s sleep behaviors.

More about Macall Gordon, M.A.

Macall has a master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle with a research-based specialization in infant mental health, the development of emotional regulation, and parenting psychology. She also has a B.S. in Human Biology from Stanford University. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the graduate Counseling Psychology program at Antioch University in Seattle.

She has conducted and presented research on temperament, sleep, and parenting advice at infant and child development conferences around the world. Her research includes a critical literature review on the use of extinction in infants under a year, and large parent surveys on experiences with sleep advice, the “bright sides” of a “difficult” temperament, and the impact of temperament on parents’ experiences with sleep and sleep training.

She has been a featured speaker at national sleep conferences and has led webinar-based advanced training for sleep coaches, mental health providers, and others. She is a certified Gentle Sleep Coach in private practice as well as with the women’s telehealth platform, Maven Clinic. In her work, she has focused exclusively on working with parents of livewires. She comes to this work because she had two sensitive, alert, intense children, and she didn’t sleep for 18 years.

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Event requirements

To participate in our online (live) events, you will need access to:

  • A computer – laptop, desktop or tablet.

  • A high-speed internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE).

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth.

  • A webcam – built-in webcam or separate webcam connected to your laptop/desktop or tablet.


You will be required to download Zoom so you can participate fully in the online (live) event.

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