About Kitty

IMG_0297-150x150Kitty Raymond, a pediatric sleep and behavioral specialist with a psychology degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, has over 30 years of experience with families in her private practice.

Before opening Raymond Parenting (previously Infant Resource Centre) in 1984, Kitty was parent-liason for Head Start in California, worked on her Masters degree at the University of Illinois Child Development Lab, taught homebound high school students, taught preschool in Calgary and served for five years as  Teacher Consultant for Observation Nurseries in Calgary.  As research emerged on the importance of the first three years of life, Kitty began focusing on parent education, seeing parents as the key to the beneficial development and a healthy start for babies.

For many years, Calgary parents of babies from birth to three years attended her Parenting Playgroups, enjoying Kitty’s support and education as well as the support of other parents.

A few years ago Kitty widened her focus to include prenatal parents who were concerned about helping their baby sleep well right from the start.

As a Sleep Consultant, Kitty Raymond advises parents on how to help their children, from birth to age six, learn self-calming skills to help with initiating sleep, maintaining sleep through the night and taking age-appropriate, refreshing naps.  Efficient brain development, improved feeding routines and the restoration of family harmony are among the benefits a Consultation with Kitty can bring.

As a Parenting Consultant, Kitty is available to discuss and advise on  potty training, raising a good eater, how to limit temper tantrums and general discipline.  She also helps parents identify high sensitivity, aggression and sibling struggles.

Email Consultations are available for purchase on any topic, if you prefer to write instead of talk.