Cockeyed Behaviorist Dogma Continues to Lose to Neuro-Science and Cro-Mags *

* * * * Week-long blog-fest can’t be stopped! Until tomorrow morning… when we launch our ecourse Parenting on the Same Team (section 1). This post is about research describing some of the dangers of CIO (cry it out), and the possibility of new heights in human development — when we abandon Behaviorist techniques like CIO for good. * * * *

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Last week on Facebook (yeah, that’s right, *FB*), there was an article circulated through my network of friends and colleagues, entitled “Science shows up Supernanny: A mental health expert warns that fashionable advice to ignore your child’s tears may cause lifelong harm”. It was actually published back in 2004, and refers to some contemporary research that seems to indicate that letting babies “cry it out” (CIO as it is politely called in the circles that prescribe it), can cause neuro-dvelopmental anomalies linked with later mental disorders. Well, I thought that was cause for an Attachment Parenting holiday.

As I read the article, I was first struck with a sense of jubilation, and then almost immediately, confusion. If this was published in 2004, and the research that suggests the correlation between parenting attachment strategies and neurological development is at least that old, why haven’t CIO strategies been outlawed by now? That’s…

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About Nathan M McTague, CPCC, CPDPE

I am a full-time parent of three, Writer, Life Coach, Lecturer, Parenting Mentor, and Shamanic Practitioner. In all of the above, I am seeking to assist my fellow humans in their processes of claiming and unleashing their highest potentials.
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