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...
Resolving Birth Experience to Help Baby Sleep

Resolving Birth Experience to Help Baby Sleep

I find that many babies who aren’t sleeping well are still trying to process their birth experience. A baby’s quest for resolution and his/her ability to relax can be very interconnected! Sleep is a state—so we need to look at what’s “on their mind” and...
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...
How Can You Tell if Baby is Still Processing Birth?

How Can You Tell if Baby is Still Processing Birth?

When babies and toddlers are still processing their early experiences, it can have an effect on sleep! When I work with families on sleep challenges and difficult behaviors, this is something that has come up so consistently it’s now a core aspect of how I work with...