Dangers of “Crying It Out”

Dangers of “Crying It Out”.

With neuroscience, we can confirm what our ancestors took for granted—that letting babies get distressed is a practice that can damage children and their relational capacities in many ways for the long term. We know now that leaving babies to cry is a good way to make a less intelligent, less healthy but more anxious, uncooperative and alienated persons who can pass the same or worse traits on to the next generation.

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The Subtleties of Baby Sleep (4 Important Things To Know)

The Subtleties of Baby Sleep (4 Important Things To Know).

The most important thing to know about sleep is the most important thing to know about parenting in general: Babies are aware and competent whole people. They are listening, noticing, absorbing, primed to learn about us and life through our every interaction, no matter how subtle, whether we want them to or not.

With this truth in mind, here are a few other important – albeit subtle — things to know about babies and sleep…

Normal Infant Sleep: Part I | Evolutionary Parenting | Where History And Science Meet Parenting

Normal Infant Sleep: Part I | Evolutionary Parenting | Where History And Science Meet Parenting.

Infant sleep problems are some of the most common concerns reported by parents of young children.  Ask any new parent and most will complain about lack of sleep. 

Positive Parents: Love Courageously Challenge – Day 10 (Loving Courageously Through Sleep Deprivation)

Positive Parents: Love Courageously Challenge – Day 10 (Loving Courageously Through Sleep Deprivation).

Sleep deprivation is no joke. I think this has been the hardest thing, because when I’m sleep deprived, nothing about me functions properly.

Controlled Crying – The Con Of Controlled Crying

Controlled Crying – The Con Of Controlled Crying.

Pediatrician William Sears has claimed that, “babies who are ’trained’ not to express their needs may appear to be docile, compliant or ‘good’ babies. Yet, these babies could be depressed babies who are shutting down the expression of their needs.”