Category: BabyGeek: Child Development Research

Parenting Tips: New Research Shows “One Size Fits All” Parenting Approaches Do Not Work

Cry in their cribs — or co-sleep? Let them potty train when they feel like it — or do the weekend “boot camp” approach? One way worked great for my neighbor, a different way for my mother-in-law. What’s THE BEST

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“Crying It Out”: Acceptable — or Abuse?

One of the most primitive, innate reactions any mom has is to comfort her crying child. But as we’ve talked about here before, many babies can tolerate — and thrive — with some crying, when their parents thoughtfully decide why

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BabyGeek: Chronic Stress In Children

I recently wrote about amazing findings showing that stress in early life actually causes DNA damage. Researchers at Duke have taken the next step, finding the exact receptor that is disabled by chronic stress, resulting in genetic damage. This adds strength

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BabyGeek: Infant Sleep “Rules” Don’t Work

I’ve been sleep deprived since April 2001, when our oldest was born. Since then, I’ve tried every “trick” in the parenting book. And nothing seems effective at “making” my kids sleep better. They’ve all evolved into being better sleepers over

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BabyGeek: Early Trauma Damages Babies’ DNA

It took me over a year, but I finally started to understand the fabulousness that is Twitter. And no, it’s not because I want you to know what I had for lunch (although I had some amazing Indian food today).

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