Here I want to lay out some critical distinctions between what it means to distract, redirect, or respond to a child, what it looks like, and whether or not each method works, according to research.
Many parents who expect and accept their babies waking and crying end up frustrated when this stage doesn't magically pass in toddlerhood. Here are some of the many reasons toddlers wake and cry at night (and why they are deserving of our responsiveness too).
Headlines are claiming homebirth is as dangerous as letting your child ride in the car without a seatbelt. But the authors use one of my pet peeves to make this claim... generalizing data to those it doesn't apply to.