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In today’s informative episode of the Gentle Parenting Podcast, Kim West sits down with longtime friend and certified Gentle Sleep Coach, Macall Gordon. Macall holds an MA in Applied Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle with a specialization in infant mental health, including attachment theory, the development of emotional regulation, and parenting psychology.
Together, they discuss Macall’s take on common sleep training research and what parents really need to look out for when dissecting common sleep training advice. They also discuss:
- Can parents really create life-long bad sleep habits for their children?
- What does self soothing mean for young children?
- Do certain sleep training methods cause emotional trauma?
- When should parents start sleep training?
- What facts and figures should I consider when reading sleep training research?
Our favorite quote from this episode is “the amount of advice that’s out there makes parents feel like they’re walking among land mines and if they make one false move they’ve ruined their child’s life. It really isn’t like that with sleep, you can decide what’s a problem, you can decide when to intervene and if it’s working right now.”
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