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Do you want more sleep?   Yes! I need more sleep.

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  1. Debbye says:

    @ Tasha- Thank you for writing, and I am sorry that you continue to struggle with sleep. It sounds like you’ve a few things working against a good nights sleep. 🙁 She sounds like she has some sleep associations in that your daughter is relying on you to help her back to sleep, and you may also want to work on finding a routine that your daughter likes, possibly making bedtime and when and where she sleeps a more positive experience. Because it seems like you have working at this for so long now, and tried various things, you may benefit most from personalized help in the form of sleep consultations. you can read more about our services at:https://www.babysleepsite.com/services/
    Our sleep consultants will be able to give you a specific plan to follow once they have ALL of the information.
    Good luck and I hope things improve VERY soon!

    @ Katie H- Thank you for your comments. And I agree- If anyone deserves a break and some compassion, it is mothers of little ones!
    Good luck!!!

    @ Trisha- Thank you so much for sharing! Great points! 🙂

    @ Lauren- Thank you for reminding us that we can be nurturing parents at the same time as sleep training. 🙂

    @ Mahua- Thank you for the link! the title sounds very harsh!

    Thank you all! And please continue to read and research and do what is right for you and your family! 🙂

  2. Mahua Mandal says:

    Did you see Huffingpost’s Headline on this? Ughhhh…

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/denene-millner/cry-it-out_b_1163864.html

    (The title reads: Crying It Out: The Method That Kills Baby Brain Cells)

  3. Lauren says:

    I think it’s ridiculous that “crying it out” would lead to children being depressed. Quite frankly, I let my 19 month old daughter cry it out all the time, and she’s a clever little girl that is intellectually way ahead of children her age. Not to mention that even though I chose this technique (which is Freudian theory, also called the Ferber Method) but that doesn’t mean that I am not constantly nurturing my child. She is quite happy, always satisfied, and anyone who thinks that this method leads to depression and is the cause of their adult problems needs to rethink it. This isn’t the case. One instance in your life is not the primary cause of your anxiety. Sorry, but this isn’t just another excuse that you can use to blame your existence on.

  4. Trisha Cupra says:

    I think it’s dangerous for the medical/psychology field to treat crying like a disease, instead of a natural part of life.

    What happened to following your instincts and intuition, and turning to experienced parents (like you) for helpful advice?

    I also wonder if it’s psychologically healthy to protect your kids from ever feeling any kind of negative emotion. How are they supposed to cope as an adult if they were never able to express sadness, loneliness, anger, etc, as a child?

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