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We reached out to Munchkins in a desperate attempt to get some help with our two-year-old son’s sleeping (or lack thereof). They recommended Timann because she too has two active little boys, one of which is a similar age to our son.

We first met Timann on Sunday 21 July and from the start she made us feel at ease. She slowly and carefully guided us through what we needed to do and gave us the encouragement we needed when things felt a little tough and overwhelming. She was amazing with our son – calm and kind and caring and he took to her immediately.

Since then – every time we have had any questions, or needed tips or encouragement, Timann has been unwaveringly willing and happy to answer all our (many, many) questions. She has seen us through the ups and downs through this process and we are eternally grateful for her guidance and support!

As a mom with an active, non-stop little boy who is my whole world and who just needed some help with getting him to sleep – I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her!!

Kerryn Anderson

Second Child

I first saw Andalene about 8 months after my twins were born almost 4 years ago. At that point, I was just wanting to “win” the whole motherhood thing. Then I realised the person who was losing the most was in fact me. I had all but surrendered to the brain fog and routine.

We looked like we were managing but we were in fact crumbling. Seeing Andalene has given me hope and lifted my spirit. I see that we even small changes my family is more peaceful. We have a long way to go but I am ever so grateful to Andalene for making me listen to reason, for giving me the confidence to do things I hadn’t tried and considered.

My twins will turn four tomorrow and my heart is full of love, excitement and more self-belief than I have had in years.  With much appreciation, respect and affection


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I’ll certainly spread the word about your wonderful talk and the positive feedback we received from parents after the event.

I had parents stopping me in the parking lot saying how they enjoyed the evening and how beneficial it was. They commented that they would really appreciate and enjoy more talks arranged in the future. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Marjo Prins | Early Learning School Headmistress | Reddam House 


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Andalene came to our home when our twins were about 18 months old.  I was exhausted and they were terrors.  They wouldn’t stay in bed, they would not sleep in the night, they wouldn’t listen to me, they bit each other, they pulled all the keys off my laptop (to list a few things…)

Not only did Andalene give us the tools to put us back in the driver’s seat, she also showed us how much MORE we could expect from our children.  How much more capable they were than we had realised and how much they thrive on boundaries, consistency and discipline done in a calm and controlled environment.

They are now confident and happy children that listen to me, eat and sleep well, play alone, play together and are a pleasure to be with.  They have their moments, but I know what to do and I KNOW we have peace in our home because of Super Granny, Andalene Salvesen.

Kate Holbrook

Timann Esterhuizen

Dear Timann

I can’t thank you enough!! I don’t know where to begin!!

No.1 – for YOU!! Thank you for the wonderful, bubbly, energetic, motivated, positive woman that you are!! I am SO inspired!!  Seeing that our boys are of similar ages, I could totally relate to each story and totally understand and see why the methods you teach, works so so well!! You are AMAZING!!!

No.2 – for the teaching!!  It has made SUCH a HUGE difference in Arthur – my 5-year old’s life!!  He is SUPER inspired by his Positive Pirate Pete Chart and strives to excel in his Listening Skills every day!! He is super proud and so encouraged, I am totally amazed at how he has improved and how excited he is now to listen to Mom!!  :-)  

William, being the stronger extrovert, is more of a challenge! He is taking some time to catch onto his brother’s excitement, but he is getting the idea of consequences to bad behavior.  He is sleeping better, and like you said, not too keen on his “not so yummy milk” drink at night!

Your advice and guidance has really hit a home run with me! I think the biggest was that I have the permission to parent! As a single parent, there are extra pressure and demands, and feelings of guilt some time, but I remember, that my children needs me to be a good parent! I also believe that God has placed me and my children right here where we are and has sent and placed His Warriors in my life to equip me with the strength and wisdom to raise these boys successfully. 

We still have a LOT of fun, I think even more now, because it’s quicker and easier to get from fun and play mode to listen and do mode!! :-)

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I hope and pray that more parents see the value in the Munchkins work and make use thereof, it is life changing!!

Lots of love and best wishes,


Timann Esterhuizen

I am so grateful to Timann. She has brought sanity to my household all the way in Dubai via technology-based consults, and just in time before our second baby is born in 6 weeks!

My 2.5-year-old was sleeping in the bed with my husband and me, and none of us could get a proper night’s rest no matter what we tried. Timann’s sleep training and discipline techniques for constant tantrums have made such a huge difference and contributed to a much happier household! I feel equipped to handle difficult situations with my toddler now.

Our little girl is now a different person now that she’s getting a solid nights rest and I even have to wake her in the mornings!!

I definitely recommend getting in touch with Timann no matter where you are in the world, she will be able to help you and your family!

Amy Heath

Timann Esterhuizen

Home Visit: Coach Timann Esterhuizen (Port Elizabeth)

Dearest Timann,

Where to begin:

I can’t believe I have taken so long to contact you and request a home visit.

Munchkins / Celeste – there are no words to explain how grateful our family is for having met you. You have honestly changed our lives.

Yes, I was one of those moms that had a 1-year old that needed rocking to sleep and he would wake up throughout the night, sometimes as bad as every hour! I just always put it down to my son being a terrible sleeper. With an entire year of not sleeping, we hit rock bottom. Then my friend introduced me to Munchkins and we met Celeste, this amazing, calm, reassuring, supportive and knowledgeable women (who I basically want to raise my children). She told me there were no such thing as a bad sleeper and she was right. Celeste came in and spent over 3 hours with us and gave us all the tools we needed to implement good sleeping habits as well as discipline techniques for my very independent child. She did the first nap with us and supported me throughout. I was very nervous about sleep training and the idea of my child crying but I promise you, he cried for maybe a total of 4 minutes (and clearly just angry about the whole thing) and he realised things had shifted. It’s now night 3, I’ve just put my baby in his cot, kissed him goodnight and walked out the room and NOT ONE SINGLE PEEP out of him. My child is happier, more patient, calmer, sleeping in later, loving his cot and bedtime. He is like a totally different child. I honestly can’t believe it. Seriously, don’t wait! Get Munchkins in immediately. They are my sleep angels.

– Taryn Lambert 

“Thank you for your incredible wealth of knowledge – you are amazing! Best thing you can do is give Celeste a call to help establish health in your family while raising children! Thank you for helping Juliette go to sleep easily, listen to our instruction and enjoy the daily “must do’s.” Her love tank is full, and her frustration is limited as we have been equipped with tools to make us a happy family!” – Crystal Dörr

Dear Andalene,

Thank you so much for your visit today. You have turned our lives around in just 3 hours which my husband and I were a little sceptical about at first to be honest.

We are very very grateful we came across your contacts and people like you truly change families lives.

Kind regards,
Diana Latti