Category: Postpartum

RIE® is Sensitive Observation

 Sensitive Observation IS the RIE® Method. Grounded in respect, authenticity and trust, the manner of which we come to understand our infants’ communications, needs and personality is through observation. Sensitive observation is a skill that requires time, patience and practice. It is more mindful than just watching and certainly doesn’t include your phone. And it’s […]

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Trusting in Your Child’s Competence

Building off of respect and authenticity, the next piece of the RIE® method is trust. More specifically, it is trust in our children’s competence. Staring from birth, RIE asks us to trust our infant as  “an initiator, to be an explorer eager to learn what he is ready for.” When my daughter was born, this […]

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RIE® is Authenticity

In addition to respect, one of the other main tenants of the RIE® method is authenticity. How can we define authenticity? According to the dictionary, it is something that is real or true. It could also mean the genuine truth of something or one that doesn’t have to play or fulfill a role. According to […]

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What is the RIE® Method?

Lucky for me, before my daughter was born, I was introduced to RIE® parenting by our family pediatrician. After reading numerous books on the subject, I felt extremely thankful to have a workable framework guided by sound principles that provide a point of reference for me to operate as a new mom. I loved the […]

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Expecting After Expecting

This article was written by mama and guest contributor Michelle Lepp.   Do you remember that episode of Desperate Housewives in which Lynette decides to breastfeed at work because it helped her lose weight? Maybe you never watched that show but you probably saw that fitness blogger on Instagram.  You know the one with a […]

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Motherhood Looks Way Easier on Instagram

This article was written by mama and guest contributor Hilary Young. I’m not sure how many hours I spend on Instagram each week, but it is definitely up there. I check Instagram when I want to take a mental break from work, when I get a rare 5 minutes of solo bathroom time to pee […]

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