Baby Talk

Now, I could usually tell what my babies need by their bodily movements, facial expressions and by the intensityy, sharpness, or lower tones of their cries. However, even though I had nine kids and I consider myself to be a baby whisperer, I just learned from my daughters  there are four different cries a new-born…… Continue reading Baby Talk

The Great Disconnect

Children — especially babies — are  little and vulnerable, vulnerable to the large, often clueless adults who care for them. Put yourself in a baby’s situation. Preverbal for years, it must be frustrating to be tired or in pain, only to have a bottle thrust into your mouth or have a tense, upset mother try… Continue reading The Great Disconnect

Living the Life of a Worker Ant

I have often thought that much our life resembles the life of an ant. Consider the life of an ant. Not a queen ant, a worker ant. Ants scurry about, eyes trained on the ground in front of them, hauling loads of food that are bigger than they are. They are completely oblivious to the… Continue reading Living the Life of a Worker Ant

Become a Baby Whisperer

Horse whisperers read a horse’s cues and respond in a way that the horse understands,using body language and voice tones. Baby whisperers relate to infants in a similar way. It is not hard to become a baby whisperer. Read all the books and then close them with a resounding slam. To become an expert on…… Continue reading Become a Baby Whisperer