Category: ’Respond with Sensitivity’

Crying Does Not Equal Manipulation

July 27th, 2012 by Dionna - 49 Comments

The idea that babies cry to manipulate their parents is a pretty widespread belief, and I wanted to share a few thoughts on an alternative way to think about babies (or toddlers, or older children) crying.

Thoughts on the Final Weeks Before a Second Baby’s Arrival

July 2nd, 2012 by Dionna - 6 Comments

A friend of mine who is nearing the end of her pregnancy recently asked me to share my thoughts on how to mentally prepare for the second baby’s arrival. This is what I shared with her.

Who Are You Calling “Not Special”?

June 18th, 2012 by Dionna - 5 Comments

Becky from responds to David McCullough’s graduation speech entitled “You’re Not Special.”

Weaning Video Series #5: Gentle Weaning Advice

June 14th, 2012 by Dionna - Comments Off on Weaning Video Series #5: Gentle Weaning Advice

Today’s video is part 5 – the final video – in our series on weaning. In this video, several of my breastfeeding friends offer gentle weaning advice.

I Am Dad Enough!

May 28th, 2012 by Dionna - 18 Comments

Attachment parenting does not only have to be about moms; their partners are just as important. In our family, I am papa enough for lots of things.

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