The ability to self-regulate or show delay of gratification is linked to many positive outcomes later in life; interestingly, one of the earlier predictors of this ability is breastfeeding.
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An analysis of new research that aimed to assess the effects of typical sleeping arrangements and deviations from these arrangements on the physiological arousal of infants during sleep.
The premise behind extinction sleep training is that infants (and toddlers) are being taught to "self-soothe"; however, this ignores key points of what self-soothing abilities can be expected from children and how distressed they are at the time of separation. Instead of focusing on these extinction methods, gentler methods that respect where the child is developmentally should be considered.
We live in a society that has actively ignored that we are primates. This makes parenting so much harder, especially as our children hit the toddler years.
The issue of sharing is one that many parents struggle with. Do we need to force our kids to share? Will they learn it on their own? How to handle other parents?
With all the statements being made by so many about sleep training, most to get parents to get on board, parents should know that most of these statements are myths, not backed by science.
Lots of people still maintain that punishment is necessary is raising children. Here is why it isn't.
We often hear people talk about sleep regressions, but this can send parents off on a tangent, fearing their child is losing skills they once had. Understanding what's happening is essential to helping parents cope with these times and truly help their kids.
New research shows how empathy is linked to the specialization of a particular area of the brain. Why is this? What does this mean for parenting more generally?
Something happens. Your child starts to cry. You expect them to run to your arms as they have all along, but this time something is different. This time they run away from you.