Click on the link above to visit Philly Voice’s site for this great piece by Amy. If you are a parent, or thinking about being a parent, or if you work with parents, read this… Too many unintentionally traumatised children in our culture, even now… Our experience is that parents want to do the best they can for their children – and that becomes harder when people (including those who have a work-related responsibility to know/do better) push the idea of ‘controlled crying’. We agree with Amy: those of us who understand the damage caused by this approach need to share what we know – not to blame or shame, but to take responsibility within our human communities for caring for one another (especially those who have least power and most vulnerability, such as babies), and for supporting parents in the most important job any human being can undertake….
Part 2 to follow.
Thank you, Amy.
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