“I Don’t Know Why My Baby is Crying! Am I a Terrible Parent?”

Do you feel inadequate when you can’t figure out why your baby is crying? Guilty when you can’t get the crying to stop? Exhausted from constantly doing things to try to make your baby happy, ever while consulting a checklist of needs that keeps getting longer and longer? It’s understandable that you feel this way, for…

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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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