Tuning In: Deepening Your Relationship With Your Baby

 

The relationship you and your baby create from the womb through the first years is profoundly important for your baby’s development. The nature of this earliest relationship shapes baby’s preverbal knowing that they have a right to exist as the person they are. It also shapes baby’s capacity to trust; to deeply connect with themselves; to discover their own rhythms and needs.

Read More…

Babies and Crying: Listening to Your Baby

 

Everyone from professionals to your mother has opinions about why your baby cries and what you should do about it. And, whether or not we are the baby’s parents, a crying baby often stirs up strong feelings in us: frustration, anxiety, irritation and helplessness. It is easy to be overwhelmed and confused by the intensity of emotion and the often contradictory opinions.
In this article I will talk about a particular way to understand baby’s crying. Although I, too, have an opinion as to how to respond to your baby, I would encourage you to connect with your deepest knowing of yourself and your baby and do what feels like the best match for your situation.

Read More…