“Slacker parents beware: Your babies may follow in your footsteps”
That title sounds harsh but the article is really interesting and poignant for things like sleep training. Part of my sleep consultation plan is about how important it is to stay calm and confident throughout the process- “It’s important to keep a calm, confident and positive attitude. Your baby will feel and sense any frustration, insecurity or stress you are emitting.”
Children are very in tune with emotions and concrete behaviors and will tend to replicate what they see. No one is perfect and it’s not possible to be a perfect example every minute of the day, but a little patience with YOURSELF goes a long way in demonstrating how much easier things can be.
For the full article and notes on the study click here: “Slacker Parents Beware…”