Attach This! – Attachment Theory and Limbic Attunement

I am pleased to announce: Evolutionary Educaring®: Transforming Infant/Toddler Care Now Dr. Allan Schore, Keynote: “The Development of the Right Brain Across the Lifespan: What’s Love Got to Do with It?” Preeminent neuroscientist, psychologist and educator, Dr. Allan Schore will present scientific evidence that ongoing experiences of mutual love in infancy lays the groundwork for all later development. Join me …

How Do I Get My Crying Baby To Sleep?

“Wow! This is the most popular page on my site. Good news, my specialty is helping parents with the cry. I am one of the original “child sleep consultants” in the U.S. and I have developed a unique, ONE OF A KIND process to dramatically reduce crying. This unique process is part of every package. Click here to find practical real …

Infant Sleep and Parental Self-soothing

A typical day in the life of my Inbox Email Subject: Help with crying From: Aaron and his ten-month-old daughter: She was a good sleeper for about six-months. Suddenly everything we were doing has stopped working. My wife nurses her to sleep every night. And now as soon as we start to lower her into the crib her eyes pop …

Baby Sleep: On Their Own – With Our Help

A typical day in the life of my Inbox.  Email subject: HELP!!!! From: Alex and her eight-month-old baby. I don’t know what happened. Things were going so well. I would nurse her to sleep and she slept for four or five hour stretches. All of a sudden she is up every hour or two crying. It feels like I have …

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SIDS Data – Is YOUR baby at risk?

Most likely the answer is – no.  I have added some charts that I found interesting and informative along with the links that provide more information. Take a look at the following and draw your own conclusions on whether or not you feel like these statistics apply to you and your family. This study published on NPR is worth a read …

The Kitchen Sink of Mindfulness

In his book The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation,  Thich Nhat Hanh offers everyday moments where we can practice mindfulness.   From The Miracle of Mindfulness While washing the dishes one should only be washing the dishes, which means that while washing the dishes, one should be completely aware of the fact that one is washing the dishes. …

Meditation Made Simple – Grounding Meditation

Mindfulness practices can be simple. They can be short. They must be practiced. Like any habit mindfulness must be done consistently and repetitively for the benefit to be realized. Here is the first in a series of practices even a busy parent can incorporate into their day. Every day I remind parents – WE are the emotional anchor for the child. To …

Toddlers Need An Accurate Mirror!

What is the biggest mistake a parent can make with a toddler? Yesterday a father asked me this great question. Here is my answer. First of all, we ALL go off the rails in toddlerhood. When the child starts to move into autonomy and push back and push us away – we react. Autonomy is an essential part of this …

anxiety around the cry

AAP New SIDS Recommendation – Does it apply to you?

  Mommy’s Number One Job! Keep her baby safe. And since this picture is not a sustainable solution in doing so… What is a good mother to do? This week’s revised report on SIDS and Sleep Related Deaths has my Email and Voicemail full of questions. What are concerned, engaged  and aware parents to do? As I mentioned in my news …

AAP Changes Recommendations for SIDS

New Information on SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment Announced October 24th 2016: This announcement is based on new research and is the first time the AAP has updated its policy since 2011. The new recommendation: Recommendations call for infants to share their parents’ bedroom for at …

Infant Self Soothing – They are not as fragile as you think!

Research reveals that infants possess remarkable ability to self-soothe. Mothers and infants are constantly going in and out of synchrony. – David Schnarch, Ph.D. The moments of synchrony are what we all seek. These are are those times when we are in sync with our children. We are working together in simultaneous harmony. All good parents and caregivers have two overriding …