September 2011

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  • 10 Ways to Form Secure Attachment With Your Baby

    I just wrote a post about the importance of forming a secure attachment with your baby. Here are ten ways you can make sure that you are putting your baby on the path towards independence and self-discipline:

    1. Don't ignore your baby's cries. Respond to her cries of distress by trying to figure out what is wrong and soothing... 
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  • Spoiled baby or secure attachment?

    Dr. Dave, I know that you do a lot of research on self-discipline and self reliance. I work with new parents and many are worried about "spoiling" their babies by responding immediately to their cries and picking them up. How should I respond?

    Cheryl, Mississippi

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  • Cell Phone Rules: Getting to Know Your Child's "Contacts"

    In your book you say parents of preteen children, as is our case, should know their friends and parents. We agree fully. We have decided that we would like to limit our 12 year old daughter's cell phone contacts to friends we know/parents we know. This would require us to remove most of her contacts from her ALLOW list. Is this an appropriate approach as my concern is not... 

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