Distress, Self-Soothing, and Extinction Sleep Training

2020-08-20T15:37:29-04:00January 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.

Do No Harm?

2020-08-21T10:40:39-04:00May 8th, 2013|

The system we have adhered to as a society puts the onus of do no harm on those who are acting. If you want to act against what we know to be what infants need and are asking for, namely responsiveness, should it not be you who has to prove no harm?