JIN (Jonny) GU – CHINA – CERTIFIED JULY 2017
Emma’s comment: Please note that English is a second language for Jonny so his answers to the questions below are brief and may be difficult to interpret due to the language barrier.
- What drew you to making the life changing decision to study and become a sleep consultant?
I’m familiar with the knowledge of infant sleep because my children did not sleep well. I think baby sleep is a difficult problem for new parents. Therefore, I hope to help them, and to make more people understand the importance of infant sleep in China.
- What sort of clients motivate you the most? Tell us a story if you have one.
What I would like to see is that clients show their movie tickets or a dinner in their Moments and feel excited for life again.
- Is the role rewarding, what do you find rewarding?
Incredibly, this role provides me with the opportunity to encourage parents to improve the quality of their baby’s sleep in a scientific way, not to let the children cry, but to be prepared taking a scientific approach, to minimize the crying of the children and to improve their children’s ability to sleep.
- What has been your biggest challenge to date, how are you dealing with this?
The biggest challenge was feeling inadequate and unable to help more parents. In China, parents need more one on one support rather than simple PDF plans.
- Why do you believe sleep is important for all families?
The quality of children’s sleep is not only important for children, but also the whole family relationship. Your children’s education, lifestyle and so on will all improve with quality sleep, so scientific parenting is very important.
- Tell me one thing you learnt in your studies that will stick with you forever?
There are many things to learn, not only knowledge, but also responsibility.
- What are your plans moving forward for the next 12 months?
I plan to make an APP to help parents arrange their children’s life and rest in a reasonable way, so as to reduce the situation without a plan and give parents a reference. Of course, I will continue to consult.
- If you could tell tired desperate parents one thing, what would that be?
The quality of your baby’s sleep is good for your child’s growth and your baby’s happiness.
JIN (Jonny) GU – April 2018