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...
Crying Is a Need Too

Crying Is a Need Too

Yes, your baby is an amazing little miracle! We are born as self-healers: compassionate, communicative, confident, and empowered. This is largely accomplished by …crying. “Crying in arms,” to be specific. And, of course, a supportive, loving family...