If Attachment Parenting Isn’t Working, Try This…

November 23, 2012

(Note: On November 19, 2012, I shared a link on my facebook page, which resulted in a rich conversation exploring  Attachment Parenting and other alternatives (specifically, the RIE Approach developed by Magda Gerber) that  parents and caregivers might choose to care for their babies and young children. Four days later, the original post continues to […]

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Babies and Crying: What’s a parent to do?

December 18, 2011

“Crying must be responded to. But how is a more complicated issue. To follow the advice, “do not let your baby cry,” is practically impossible. At times the harder a mother or father tries to stop the baby’s crying, the more anxious everyone becomes.” Magda Gerber   In The Dangers Of “Crying It Out“, published […]

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Meeting In The Middle

June 21, 2009

I attended the 20th annual RIE Conference held at San Francisco State University this past weekend, and I had the honor of presenting a workshop on Toddlers to a wonderfully responsive group of parents and caregivers. I talked a lot about the importance of observing, and listening to the children we are caring for, as […]

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