“Shut the Door and Walk Away”

2020-08-20T15:31:06-04:00October 14th, 2014|

I feel like sleep trainers are like a mythical monster where every time you cut off one head with science and reason, two more take their place that are even more dangerous than before. In the last few months alone, the media has highlighted this method of locking your child in a room for 12 hours a day under the guise of “helping” your child and a method of sleep training newborns by not feeding them at night.

The Myth of Warmth

2020-08-21T10:23:01-04:00September 30th, 2013|

The argument is that if you have a warmer relationship at other times, the failure to be responsiveness or to even be hurtful is not a problem. The problem is that science doesn't back that up at all...

Abuse and Parenting

2020-08-21T14:13:10-04:00February 23rd, 2012|

What you’ll read herein is not meant to be a condemnation of any parent who utilizes some of these methods, but rather an examination of certain parenting characteristics that are rather new to society (evolutionarily speaking) that have been empirically associated with a heightened risk of child maltreatment.