My New Favorite Quote on Co-Sleeping and Attachment-Based Parenting Practices

“Prop them up now so they can stand on their own later…” —Christina Robert The other day on a mothering blog someone was wondering how to get her three year old to stop screaming in her crib at night when the lights were turned out. She said she didn’t want her child to get “attached […]

New Research on The Importance of a Consistent Bedtime

Click here for other posts on sleep and children. REPOST FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL July 30, 2013, 4:44 a.m. ET New Study Shows Why You Should Get the Kids to Bed on Time Going to bed at a regular time every night could give your child’s brain a boost, recent research shows. By […]

Writing about Reading Apps: Goodnight Moon and Dr. David Walsh READING AS RITUAL An Article by: DAVID WALSH Don’t let an app stop parents from reading books to their children. “Goodnight kittens, and goodnight mittens” “Goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight noises everywhere.” These are but a few of the melodic and soothing verses that stir warm childhood memories for millions around the world. “Goodnight Moon” […]

What Children Want and What They Need: Determining the Difference and Acting On It

There is a big difference between what a child WANTS and what they NEED. Even as adults we often fail to see this distinction in our own lives and in our own choices. We go shopping. We see a nice sweater. “Gosh, I really need that sweater. I don’t have a sweater in that particular […]

Bringing new mothers’ pain out of the shadows

More needs to be done to raise awareness about the devastation of postpartum depression among the public and medical community and to make effective treatment widely available. Public defender Kimberly Wong, who suffered severe postpartum depression, founded the Los Angeles County Perinatal Mental Health Task Force to raise awareness about the illness. (Christina House, For […]

Mother-Baby Separation: The First Three Years

The following article is very much in line with my thinking about parenting. As a single mother who works, it is difficult to maintain this proximilty to my child. However, I value the co-sleeping time with my child and view it as valuable parenting and bonding time. Christina. Mother-Baby Separation By Dr. George Wootan, M.D., […]