Crying Is a Need Too

Yes, your baby is an amazing little miracle! We are born as self-healers: compassionate, communicative, confident, and empowered. This is largely accomplished by …crying! [Crying? What!! Of all things… ] Indeed! Crying-in-arms, to be specific. And, of course, a supportive, loving family and environment. Anyone who’s been around babies knows they cry when they need…

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Thumb-Sucking for Movement Integration or Emotional Comfort?

I’d like to look at an important distinction I observe about thumb-sucking. This comes from my experience as both an Infant Developmental Movement Educator and Aware Parenting Instructor. I see two different arenas of so-labeled “thumb-sucking”: one offers benefits to physical health and the other offer challenges to emotional health. (But really, we are whole people!)…

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