Deserving Love

2019-03-28T22:23:52-04:00August 27th, 2015|

I had a choice in a moment: To focus on the "misbehaviour" or focus instead on making sure my daughter understood one critical thing. I chose that critical thing - knowing that she is always loved by us.

Distress, Self-Soothing, and Extinction Sleep Training

2019-03-28T22:23:56-04:00January 1st, 2015|

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.