No Troubles Toilet "Training" Has the idea of toilet training sent shivers down your spine? Perhaps you have read that it is almost as difficult as getting through those sleepless nights, that are incredibly hard to navigate. Maybe you have seen, been told, and bought...
So whilst I love a simple formula, I have added to the old one to help us all (myself included) to remember the importance of expression in the promotion of sleep, and for the development of emotional regulation.
The “Cry it Out vs. No Cry Method” debate in the parenting world is heated, extensive, and passionate on both sides.
This “great debate” is one fuelled by extensive needs, of laments of “I used it and mine turned out fine,” “they are only small once, cuddle them while you can,” “three nights and it was over, best thing I ever did,” and “they just need you, co-sleeping fills that need and you both get sleep.”
If you strip the two arguments down, on both sides; you could argue that it is this:
Sleep and Presence vs. Closeness and Attunement
Yep, I don't give my son chores, teach him manners, or how to share. You probably think that I am a shocking mother who has no interest in raising my son to be a responsible, polite, and considerate. Well, I can't blame you for thinking that, however you would be...