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Badges for Your Blog or Social Media Profile

Sometimes I feel like I’m saying the same thing over and over again. I don’t want to be a whiner or a broken record, but lack of understanding and empathy from friends, family and strangers

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Is There Really Such a Thing as a High Need Baby?

A common theme among parents who frequent this site and my Facebook page is that family and friends just don’t ‘get’ what it’s like having a fussy baby. They may assume the baby’s

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Baby Cries All Day: Is it Possible to Have All-Day Colic?

It it possible to have all-day colic? If not, why does my baby cry all day? Prior to having kids, you might have imagined parenthood something like this:  You bring your baby home from the hospital,

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Restaurant Gives Discount for Kids With Good Behaviour: A Good Idea or Not?

  Photo from Reddit A photo originally posted on Reddit has been flying around my Facebook newsfeed the past couple of days. It was also the subject of some pretty heated debate on my favourite

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What I Wish Doctors Knew About High Need Babies

There is nothing ‘wrong’ with high need babies One thing I hear from parents with some regularity is that their pediatrician or family physician has never heard the term ‘high need baby‘. Although

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Ask the Experts: Harvey Karp

Dr. Harvey Karp is a pediatrician and author of the best-selling books, CD’s and DVD’s in the Happiest Baby on the Block and the Happiest Toddler on the Block series.  Dr. Karp’s techniques

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50 Pieces of Stellar Advice New Moms Are Dying to Receive

You know how sometimes you see a struggling mom and don’t just want to say the same old boring stuff? Stuff like “How can I help?”, or “Here, let me take your baby so you can get

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Susan’s Story: A Moment of Perspective

There are times when I have a moment of clarity. Today was one. After we came back from being out all day I was worn out. I looked at Jacob and thought: This is one of those moments when I wish I could

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Wait it Out (WIO) or Cry it Out (CIO): Is This Really the Best We Can Do?

If you’ve been a reader of my blog for a while, there’s a good chance you already know my views on the whole sleep training issue (I could use the word debate here, but I’m purposely

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Letting Go of the ‘Should’s’

There is one thing, one insidious thing, that makes life with a high need child 10x harder than it needs to be. It’s not the fact that your little one wakes up 5 times a night. It’s not that

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