Is that a term? Controlled crying?<quoted text>
Control crying is bullshit and very wrong.
You are right.
Those who invented these concepts are wrong.
Now there are book on 'natural parenting' and people are going on about it like it's a new concept.
From what I've seen. There are people who have kids then expect them to conform to their lives and those are the people who think letting an infant cry him or herself to sleep, is healthy for the baby.
It's not healthy and there are studies showing that it has detrimental effects on brain development. Hopefully, laws will eventually catch up. Social Services are a joke sometimes, they have been known to lecture a mother on the negative effects of vegetarianism.
Good on Soleil aka Amy, for writing that book.
She knows what many of us do,'natural parenting', is in no way, a new concept.
I didn't even know that was an entire thing. I just assumed a few people were going by personal experience.
I have to admit, to me it felt like the baby just learns to give up because his/her needs won't be met
I know there have been studies about separating a child from the mother and not returning smiles that can cause serious attachment disorders if done too long when the child grows up
Supposedly these studies didn't push it to the point that was hypothesized this would happen but I don't like the idea of even trying to push the limits
I know it is way, way, way easier said than done. Especially from a non-parent. But I think you get up and rock the baby to sleep
I'd probably want to cut my ears off if a baby had colic. But the normal stuff just kinda feels like part of the deal. I think its great someone had the kid. But they should know for the first year that sleep is going to be a luxury
Although props to parents everywhere. God love them. I have said it many times. I couldn't do it.
I do like playing the relief pitcher though. I get to come in late for a few innings and be the hero. And then not have to do anything for a few days! LOL