… teaching him that dinner time is spent at the high chair, but when he has had it, I will take him out and practice patience again at next meal.
… teaching him to tolerate the stroller, even for just a few minutes. And then it an become a storage cart for mommy and daddy.
… respecting and responding to his cries, because it is his only way of communicating.
… not getting frustrated when he takes a while to fall asleep. Sleeping should not be a negative experience.
… allow him to do things when he is ready, whether it is crawling, walking, eating real food, or sleeping.
… be patient with him and try to understand where he is coming from. No baby naturally wants to be a “bad” baby.
This is what Gentle Parenting means to me. What about you?