I don’t have to tell you that newborns cry. Sometimes a lot. But how do you know when the crying is more than ‘average’, and what do you do if you can’t soothe your baby? First, consider if your child is:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀❗hungry⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀❗overtired⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀❗overstimulated⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀If you’ve addressed these potential causes for crying, but your baby’s cries are continuous and […]

Contact naps

I so often have parents reach out to me wondering how to “break the habit” of having a baby who habitually contact naps. I want to start by saying that if you are struggling with these naps, and they are not working for you because you are finding them physically or emotionally taxing, we can […]

9 ways to validate your child

Saying “I love you” to your child has so much value and importance, but it often doesn’t carry as much weight and meaning to children as it does to adults. Children progress through 6 sequential stages of attachment, and it’s not until they reach the fifth stage, around age 5, that they are really able […]

Resolutions for positive parenting in 2021

It goes without saying that 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year. Parents, in particular, were pushed beyond their limits, as they continued their professional responsibilities, while taking on full time positions as homeschoolers, short order cooks, cleaners, entertainers and more. All this, while navigating new boundaries and relationships with extended family and friends […]

On attachment

Attachment

Think back to a time in your childhood, or even your adult life, when you lost someone or something that held a great deal of worth in your life. Separation from that person or thing felt genuinely awful, didn’t it? Now imagine if someone told you that they had to separate your from that person […]