The Carseat Dialogue: Talking Things Through With A One-Year Old

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One -Year- Olds Know An Awful Lot. “Small children have very little control over their lives, and the more powerless they feel, the more likely they are to make eating, getting dressed, going to the potty, etc. a battle of wills. Giving choices, engaging your child in making plans, and being flexible and responsive on [...]

Talking Is Scary

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I made a commitment to myself yesterday that I was in this for real: I’m gonna stick around blogging and podcasting and meeting new people and learning and sharing…I’m here for the long haul. That in and of itself was a little scary, since it means I’m making a commitment to keep learning how to [...]

Why “Attachment Parenting” Needs A New Name

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I have my best ideas while Baby Girl is sleeping in my arms. And a few weeks ago, I started thinking about how much I wanted to write a post about the Attachment Parenting taboo.Then it faded to the bottom of my list. Until today. When I found this article by Sarah Ockwell- Smith and [...]

Why I Hate Cry-It-Out And Baby Training

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You might have noticed there are lots of pages and posts all over the internet describing the objective dangers of the Cry-it Out (CIO) or Controlled Crying methods of sleep and baby training. And I think it’d be worth your time to take a look at those articles for the research and the common sense [...]