Is Crying the Problem or the Solution?

Is Crying the Problem or the Solution?

One evening I was working with a family whose baby wasn’t sleeping well. Dad declared, “It’s like crying is actually a solution!” Like many families, they had tried several things—bouncing, shushing, nursing to sleep, etc. Really, baby had needed to let off some steam...
What is “Crying In Arms”?

What is “Crying In Arms”?

You’ll notice I talk about “crying in arms” (CIA) a lot. It’s important information for all parents! But it can also have a huge impact on sleep, behaviors, and demeanor. This comes from the Aware Parenting approach, the work of Aletha Solter, Ph.D Isn’t all crying...
The wisdom behind weeds and lingering behaviors

The wisdom behind weeds and lingering behaviors

Sometimes we go through experiences that leave deep feelings, memories, and imprints within us. We may (or may not!) work through experiences in layers over time. The older we get, the more perspective we gain. Same with your baby or toddler. In my backyard, there’s a...
Interviews About Toddlers

Interviews About Toddlers

Ep 139: Eliza Parker on Toddler Behavior The Modern Mamas Podcast “In this episode: toddlers demystified! Laura sits down for another awesome episode with Eliza … today we talk all about toddlers. You’ll takeaway awesome tips on toddler behavior,...