About Dana Obleman

Hi, my name’s Dana. I’m a parenting consultant and sleep consultant. If you’re struggling with child sleep issues, I’m so glad you found this site! The light at the end of the tunnel is near, I promise. ;)

I’m the creator of The Sleep Sense™ Program, a no-nonsense resource to help parents solve their children’s sleep issues. I’m also the author of…

  • The Food Sense Program – for parents of fussy eaters
  • No-Sweat Potty Training – for parents who want to get their kids out of diapers as quickly and painlessly as possible
  • Kids: The Manual – a practical, kid-friendly guide to discipline and behavior management for children aged 2-12

Over the past 8 years I’ve helped more than 32,000 people solve their biggest parenting challenges — and now I’d love to do the same for you!

How I Became a Parenting Consultant

It has always been my dream to work with children. To make that dream a reality, I went to university to receive a BA in psychology and an education degree in the late 1990s and then spent a few wonderful years working as a first grade teacher.

Then I got pregnant with my first child, and my life took a detour I didn’t expect! My husband and I suffered from intense sleep deprivation during the first few months of my son’s life as we struggled to deal with his sleep issues and teach him how to get a good night’s sleep.

None of the parenting books available seemed to fit our family’s needs… Some were way too harsh and didn’t take the children’s needs and comfort into consideration, while others basically said, “Suck it up, mom and dad, your child’s needs are everything and it doesn’t matter if you don’t get a good night’s sleep!”

Frustrated with the lack of practical advice, I did my own research and developed my own child sleep training program which became the basis of my first book, The Sleep Sense™ Program.

The book very quickly became very popular, showing me how desperate families were for practical, no-nonsense, kid-friendly advice-and I’ve been dedicated to helping parents ever since!

Over the years, I’ve been featured in newspaper articles, radio, and television. I’ve been invited to speak at parenting conferences and trade shows and was asked to give a lecture at one of the country’s largest medical schools. I was even approached to host a reality TV show!

These have all been wonderful opportunities… but my REAL passion is helping parents directly by giving them the practical, easy-to-follow, real-world solutions that help them solve their biggest parenting challenges so they and their children can live healthier, happier lives.

When I’m not working, you can usually find me hanging out with friends and family, cooking (or enjoying) a good meal, driving one of my kids to soccer, karate, or ballet, going for a run, planning a cool trip somewhere hot, or just plain old relaxing! (My favorite guilty pleasure is eating popcorn with cheddar cheese on top and watching American Idol on the TV.)

I live in Florida with my husband and three children and look forward to helping you!

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P.S: If you’re on Facebook or Twitter, let’s connect! My Facebook page is here and my Twitter feed is right here.

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Testimonials

Why didn’t we try this sooner?! As we speak he is sound asleep in his crib – and has been since 7.15 pm. We are so pleased to get the evenings to ourselves again, and Tinius – who has always been a very happy boy – is even more happy now!
- Karianne Wanggaard

I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to you. Your system is well explained and well researched and has worked wonders in our house. It is like Hana is saying ‘Thank You Mammy – I really needed this’, she is so happy since we began.
- Fiona O’Connor

I must say the program is nothing short of a miracle… our little baby was 5 1/2 months when we did it… and it’s changed all of our lives.. I didn’t have much faith to be honest… but it all unfolded as your book indicated, much to our delight. Ryder sleeps thru the nite and naps like a baby! Prior, he was up to nurse 4-5 times a nite and had never really slept in his crib during the day to nap… I had to either rock him or nap with him on me… turns out the little guy loves to be in his crib!
- Jill Guttridge

(Disclaimer: Testimonials are from satisfied customers. Results vary.)

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