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Saturday Links – Let Crying Babies Cry and Parenting Theory Shortform

Theory Links

7 Reasons to Calm Down About Babies Crying – I like the intro to this article best of all!  Most of the stereotypes of uncaring, strict parents don’t really exist in the real world.  Most of us are on the other end of responding too much.  Great reminders to let babies struggle.

Parenting Theory Shortform – Scroll down past the lovely Pinterest lists, and you’ll get to some great short versions of the current classics of parenting.  I’ve read both Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Free-Range Kids (and loved them–which is ironic, since they don’t work well together at first glance), and I’ve heard about the other two (Nuture-Shock and Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids) and am intrigued.  If you are busy with toddlers and don’t have time to actually read, the interviews she links to are a great place to start thinking about your concept of parenting.

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Theory Thursday: Baby Wise, My Way

If you’ve read my philosophy of parenting, you know that I believe sleep is one of the most important things that a parent and a child need.  This doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone: sleep is the Holy Grail of parenting debates.  So much ink has been spilled and so many electrons displaced in the discussion of how to obtain it that I scarcely feel like I could add anything to it.

Why, then, are you reading this post?  Well, my children have always been amazing sleepers.  I attribute much of this to the Baby Wise method of feeding/sleeping coordination.  But I hesitate to recommend the book to other people, just as my cousin hesitated to recommend it to me in spite of the fact that it worked astoundingly well for her. Continue reading

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