Isn’t All Crying Bad?

Isn’t All Crying Bad?

This is a common burning question I get from parents! Or if you’re familiar with research related to “cry it out,” you may be wondering how “crying in arms” is different. ‘Cry it out,’ (CIO) which refers to leaving a crying...
How to Handle Toddler Behaviors – the Basics

How to Handle Toddler Behaviors – the Basics

This post is a continuation of these 2 posts, check them out too! This perspective comes from Aware Parenting. Why Teaching Your Toddler to Behave Isn’t Working The Problem With Traditional Approaches to Toddler Behaviors Now–how to handle those toddler...
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...