We always want children to conform to our schedules, our times, our routines and our demands completely. We need to separate them from our self and regard them as their own little individuals with their own needs. This in no way means that we should allow inappropriate behavior or shouldn’t set any limits. We need to have patience and faith that age appropriate behavior will come with time and maturity.
I was first introduced to the term “attachment parenting” (AP) through Dr Sears’ book The Attachment Parenting Book. According to Dr Sears attachment parenting entails 7 practices or 7 B’s as he calls it as being essential to attachment style of parenting. Birth Bonding Breastfeeding Baby wearing Bedding close to baby Belief in language value… Continue reading Attachment Parenting: Some Real & Raw Facts
Sleep….Oh my God! It’s such a huge thing in our house hence can not be covered in a single post. Munna’s sleep pattern is something which caused me a lot of grief and confusion. Grief for I wasn’t used to this and for the disability to function properly because of the lack of sleep.… Continue reading A dragon doesn’t sleep: Notes on sleep pattern of a High Needs baby-Part 1
A few days after Munna’s birth, I knew that he wasn’t an ordinary baby. I had always imagined that babies just lie peacefully in their cribs, happily gazing away at the musical mobile above on their cots. I thought I would easily be able to juggle studies, job and a family. But man was… Continue reading Raising a dragon…Profile of a high needs baby
When our Munna was born, I remember peering into his eyes and falling in love right away. It was a feeling like no other I had felt before. I remember hearing him cry for the first time. It was a tiny squeak and then all quiet. I remember thinking to myself “what an angel”. But… Continue reading Oh My! We have a high needs baby!!