Controlled Crying - Good or Bad?

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Lecture Overview

The practice of controlled crying has long been a hotly-debated issue amongst parents and health professionals alike. But what does the evidence say? Does this contentious parenting technique actually cause long-term harm to infants? Join Michele Meehan for this fascinating look into infant self-regulation, and make up your mind on whether this technique should be used or not.


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Michele Meehan

Michele Meehan is a Maternal and Child Health Nurse currently working in her private practice, 'Parenting Matters', and lecturing on child health topics. Prior to this, she worked for 30 years at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, as a Clinical Nurse Consultant. Michele holds a Master’s Degree in Health Science - Parent and Infant Mental Health, and wrote her minor thesis on the topic of 'Infant food refusal'. Her qualifications also include midwifery, community health nursing, health education and counselling and psychotherapy. See Educator Profile