www.nopointsforstyle.com. It brings me to tears every time. I am grateful to Adrienne for her honesty. She shares some ugly emotions as she struggles to love and care for her screaming baby.
Adrienne says, "Ugly truths are like mold, they grow best in the dark". In my work with families struggling with fussy babies, I encourage parents to speak all the ugly truths. Yes, there are times when I wish I hadn't asked that question. Hearing that parents think their baby hates them, hearing that parents have fought the urge to return their baby anonymously to the hospital, or knowing that parents are at the end of their rope can be unsettling moments for me. But as Adrienne experienced with her own ugly truths, throwing them out into the air and sunlight, these ugly truths seem to lose some of their power.
I am not a magician, I am not "The Baby Whisperer", and I am not the only authority on fussy babies. But when I say to parents, "I am listening and you are not alone", I am an instant superstar.