Parenting can be stressful but your baby is not manipulating you. Trust your instincts. Advice from leading researcher on stress and mindfulness: Jon Kabat-Zinn

Leading researcher Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn who has brought mindfulness training to address issues of chronic pain and stress,  talks here about how important it is to respond to your baby when your baby cries. He acknowledges how stressful parenting can be and how if you find yourself thinking that you are going to teach baby a lesson, that some extra support for the caregiver may be necessary (think family, friends, doulas…)

He states categorically that you can not spoil a baby (something that many parents fear) and that the best way to comfort a baby is by being with them.

Have a look.

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