A common response I get to speaking out against CIO or withdrawal type sleep training methods is, “Show me proof that sleep training is harmful.” While I’m happy to share research that I stumble across, I feel like we sometimes think too simplistically about this issue, and I want to start a several part series explaining some of the problems I have with the current research and parenting paradigms.
When girls receive positive comments mostly for their looks, they learn to prioritize appearances over internal strength and personal growth. I want my daughters to feel confident in their strength, their unique quirks, their kind souls, and their outside-the-norm minds. These qualities make a difference in the end, not a cute dress.
I like esthetically pleasing photos. I also like a clean house. And by that, I mean, if a closet door or drawer can’t hide it, I like it to look clean. But sometimes we see a picture and think, I wish my house looked like that or I wish I could keep my house that clean.
This little girl is happy most of the time, but especially when she is eating. It’s been so fun to watch her try certain foods for the first time and I especially love that she is now able to sit with us at the dinner table while also enjoying her own little space thanks to this high chair from @be_mindful_kids.