Kellie - posted on 07/07/2011 ( 58 moms have responded )
So I just had a rant in another community after reading a "helpful" response to an OP in a yet another different community and it got me thinking.
The "Helpful" tip was to let a 7 month old just CIO. Be strong, Be tough the baby will soon "learn" that it's night time and night time = sleep (the baby was waking 2 times a night wanting *gasp* food, how dare the bubba wake hungry...), anyway the Mum continued to say the Baby was Manipulating the OP and I've heard people say things like the Baby is "training" the Parent , in addition to Manipulating the Parent.
Is it just me or is this Irony in the best sense of the word?
YOU let the baby CIO to "Teach", get him/her to "learn" the way YOU want things to be done, um correct me if I'm wrong but is that not YOU Manipulating the Baby? Is that not YOU "training" the baby? to how you want the baby to behave?
Not to mention that a baby has NO idea what Manipulation is FFS, they have NO concept of Manipulation. They Cry believe it or not, because they NEED you. Geez who'd have thunk it?
Disclaimer: General You, not aimed at any one person.