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DS1: 2/02 DD: 9/04 DS2: 9/07 and EDD: 11/13
I had an interesting experience with a ped I was interviewing last week that seems related to your fear of being told to CIO or spank.
While discussing my DD's sleep, the ped said it was "okay" to let her cry for a few minutes. I'm usually pretty guarded in situations like these, but I had just promised DH that I would NOT lie to doctors anymore, and that I would NOT hide our choies. So I said, "Oh, DH and I are philosophically opposed to sleep training of any kind. We would never ALLOW DD to cry unless we had tried everything and she was inconsolable in our arms." The ped looked at me quietly for a minute, and then she said, "Yes, I feel that way too. In fact, I never let my own children cry. I don't know why I suggested that..."
It reminded me that "professionals" of all kinds are people too, who occasionally misspeak and don't necessarily stand behind everything they say. Don't rule someone out because they suggest a sticker chart. (I would, however, rule out someone who supported spanking or CIO.)
Have you considered doing a phone consult with Scott Noelle, Jan Hunt or Naomi Aldort?
2/02, 4/05, 2/07, 11/09, and EDD 12/25/11
We're Tiffani , Mark , Lucy (9/99) , Dexter (8/01) ,and Zachary Marvin (3/07) and Naomi Rose (6/09), home 11/10, by way of Ugandan adoption.
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