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Many of these blog posts concern the Evolved Nest (Evolved Developmental Niche), a set of practices over 30 million years old for social mammals and particularly intense for human beings because we are born 18 months early compared to other animals (we should be in the womb another 18 months). These practices include: soothing perinatal experiences, responsiveness to needs (avoiding distress), physical affection (and lack of corporal punishment), breastfeeding on request, self-directed free play with multi-aged playmates and in the natural world, multiple responsive adult caregivers, and positive social support. For academic papers, see The Evolved Nest (Evolved Developmental Niche).

KINDRED LINK to my republished blog posts:


Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Babies

Five Things NOT to Do to Babies

How Modern Societies Violate Human Development

Raising a Baby Well: Like Climbing Mount Everest

The Single Most Important Thing to Know About a Baby

Bronco-Buster Parenting: Baby Unwise

Raising Boys to Be Disconnected

Relational Disconnection as Mental Illness

Make America’s Kids Healthy: Soothing Birth

Make America’s Children Healthy Again, Pt. 3: Togetherness

Make America’s Children Healthy (Part 2): Affection

Make America’s Children Healthy (Again): Nutrition

The ‘On-Demand’ Life and the Basic Needs of Babies

Why Babies Need Dads Too

Why Does 'Caveman' Parenting Support Adult Mental Health?

Why Does “Caveman” Parenting Influence Adult Morality?

Baselines for Babies

Baby Care: Baselines for Mental Health

Baby Care: 3 Rs for Raising A Happy Child

What Adults Did to Me at Birth: A Baby’s Point of View

'Grit' Training for Babies?



Dangers of "Crying it Out"

6 Hidden Myths Behind Baby Sleep Training Advocacy

Child Sleep Training’s “Best Review of Research”

Parents Misled by Cry-It-Out Sleep Training Reports

              Rebuttal to critique: Rebuking Bad Parenting Advice: Did We Go Too Far?

Baby Sleep Training: Mistakes “Experts” and Parents Make

'Let Crying Babes Lie'? So Wrong

Simple Ways to Calm a Crying Baby

Normal, Human Infant Sleep: Feeding Method and Development

Normal Infant Sleep: Changing Patterns

Normal Parent Behaviors and Why They Won’t Hurt Your Child

Normal Infant Sleep: Night Nursing's Importance

More Normal Parenting for Sleep

Understanding and Helping Toddler Sleep

Understanding and Helping Toddler Sleep-Tiredness?

Understanding and Helping Toddler Sleep--Preparing Success

SIDS: Risks and Realities

Bed Sharing With Babies: What is the Hype About?

Bedsharing or Co-Sleeping Can Save Babies' Lives

Avoid Stressful Sleep Training and Get the Sleep You Need

Flawed Sleep-Training Study Makes Invalid Claims-in the News

Sleep Train a Baby?—Don’t!

Staying in Touch With Real Babies: Correcting the AAP


New Moms Need Social Support

Painkillers for Childbirth? The Few Pros and Many Cons

What's the Use of Midwives and Doulas?

Jesus Had a Home Birth

What if Jesus Had Been Born in the USA?


Myths about Circumcision You Likely Believe                                       

More Circumcision Myths You May Believe: Hygiene and STDs

Circumcision: Social, Sexual, Psychological Realities                            

Circumcision Ethics and Economics

What Is the Greatest Danger for an Uncircumcised Boy?

Why Continue to Harm Boys from Ignorance of Male Anatomy?

Practical Tips for Men Distressed by Their Circumcision

Pro-Circumcision Culturally Biased, Not Scientific: Experts

Letter to “Happily Circumcised” Father

Protect (All) Your Boys from Early Trauma

Circumcision’s Psychological Damage

Practical Tips for Men Distressed by Their Circumcision

Letter to “Happily Circumcised” Father

Why Not Circumcise Your Boy? A Potential Link to Autism


Stand Up For Breastfeeding

Talk About Breastfeeding With Your Family, Friends and Doctor

Breastmilk Wipes Out Formula: Responses to Critical Comments

In Light of Last Week's Posts: Is Pushing* Formula Evil?

Breastfeeding Resources

The REAL Truth about Breastfeeding

5 Things You Thought You Knew about Breastfeeding

The TREMENDOUS Benefits of Doing What is Normal: Breastfeeding

Myths you probably believe about infant formula

Your assumptions about infant formula are probably wrong

It’s Breastfeeding Week: Why should you care?

New Book, Unlatched, Explores Whether Breastfeeding Is Vital

To Doubters of The Importance of Breastfeeding

The Myth of “Breastfeeding is Optional”


Happiness and Growth Through Play

Playing with Heart

Children May Be Playing, But Their Brains Are Working

Is Pretend Play Good For Kids?

Playing at School: More Important Than We Thought?

Does Too Much Screen Time Make Kids Sick?

Infant Couch Potatoes 

What's Better: Indoor or Outdoor Play

Why Play with a Child?

The Play Lady Tells Us How to Become Play-ers

How to Start a Play Committee in Your Community

How to Plan a Play Day in Your Community

Pushing Play in the Community

Why Close a Street to Play as a Community?

Make Play Part of a Planned Community Event

Inter-generational Games Night

Community Service: Teens Make Great Play Advocates

Start a Play Club in Your School

The Benefits of Play Events in Your Community


Are you or your child on a (touch) starvation diet?

Mother’s touch of dead baby causes “miracle”

Premies: Maternal Touch Has 10-Year Effects

The Dangers of Spanking a Baby

Why Hug?

Why You Should Cuddle Your Kids: Adult Health and Morality


Creating a Peaceful World Through Parenting

Should Toddlers Be Medicated for ADHD?

Successful Motherhood Is a Collaboration

Love Starts With Babies

Research on Spanking: It's Bad for ALL Kids

What Happened to Ethics in Pediatric Medicine?

Baby-, Parent- or Life-Centered Parenting?

Ten Ways to Truly Respect Motherhood

Slings and Heroes

Parents Should Know the Limitations of Science Experiments

Babies "don’t cry in Africa," why should they cry in the USA?

Blame the baby or blame the experts?

Dumb Parent(ing), Dumberer Child

How to Grow a Smart Baby

Are you treating your child like a prisoner?

Undercare: The bane of American life?

Promoting Thriving in School-Aged Children: A Checklist

Is it good to make kids afraid?

How NOT to Ruin a Child

What Does Good Parenting Look Like? You Decide.

Sacrificing Children's Health to Profits

Helping a Child in Distress

“Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse”: Border Separation

Baby in the Senate! Is That Good?

Finding My Maternal Instincts

Why Are (Some) Males’ Egos So Fragile?

In Celebration of Mothering

Baby Crying? Don't Shame the Parents!

Evil Babies and Parenting (Alice Miller’s Insights)

How to Stop Disrespecting Your Children

Adult Justification of Child Humiliation and Mistreatment

Raising Children With Love or Dynamite?

Is Humanity's "Moral Sense" Inherited or Nurtured?

orality: Seeds Must Be Planted Rightly in Early Life


Childism Revisited

Are You a “Childist?" Test Yourself

Babies Are Needy—Does That Bug You?

Do We Need Declaration for the Rights of the Baby?

Where Are the Happy Babies?

The Decline of Children and the Moral Sense

Believing "children are resilient" may be a fantasy

How America Morally Fails its Children: What Needs to Change

Increase the well-being of children around you


Be Worried About Boys, Especially Baby Boys

Why Worry About Undercared for Males? Messed up Morals!



On Babies, Sleep and Evolution at Buzzfeed

On Affection and Punishment at South Bend Tribune (Op-Ed)

Blogs traducidos en espanol

El declive de los niños y del sentido moral

Blogs translated to Russian

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