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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

BufBloPoFo09 Day 12

My advice for parents:

Don't jump for every single cry the baby makes. Babies need to learn to calm themselves. We didn't respond until Alyssa cried for at least 30sec to 1 min and now she sleeps all night long.

Make discipline a priority and don't back down. If you threaten a punishment and then don't follow through, then your child learns that there aren't consequences to their actions.

edited 6:48 AM 3/26/09 to fix a minor typo.

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