If I tried to put him down, he would just wake up. It was easier to just leave him, and let him sleep peacefully while my hands were free.
Even once my desire for more parenting information waned, people still seemed to enjoy imparting their “wisdom” about how I should be raising my offspring.
I look back to where I was eleven years ago when my oldest was born and I see not just how she’s grown in the blink of an eye, but how I’ve grown as well. In the time she’s grown from a baby to a preteen, both her and I have changed substantially.
I’ve been helping my clients and friends navigate this incredibly difficult terrain, and I want to help you, too. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether and how to talk to your young kids about what’s going on.