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Good article, as far as it goes.
But it's unfortunate that advice for parents almost always stops with what they can do to calm the baby, without giving some perspective to the parent's response to crying and other frustrating behavior.
Parents and other caregivers respond in diverse ways, in many cases attributing purpose and intent to the baby's behavior beyond the baby's capability.
Mixed with the exhaustion of new parents - on average, new parents report they lose an hour of sleep - and the dramatic changes of life - physiological and psychological - for all involved that follow birth, an inconsolably crying baby can trigger bad behavior by a parent, ranging from neglect to abuse to depression...
Knowing that frustration and anger are a normal part of raising young children, and being prepared with coping techniques to manage those responses, will help parents and child.
Looking forward to a follow up article (or maybe a few) on that topic.
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