As a new parent, you may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of caring for your newborn. One challenge you may face is understanding your baby’s needs, particularly when they are crying. This is where the Dunston Baby Language can help. Developed by Priscilla Dunston, a mother of four, the Dunston Baby Language is a method of identifying a baby’s needs based on the sounds they make.
How Does the Dunston Baby Language Work?
According to the Dunston Baby Language, newborns have five basic sounds that correspond to different needs. These sounds include “neh” (meaning hunger), “owh” (meaning tiredness), “heh” (meaning discomfort), “eairh” (meaning lower gas), and “eh” (meaning burp). By listening carefully to your baby’s cries and matching them to these sounds, you can better understand their needs and respond accordingly.
Tips for Using the Dunston Baby Language
While the Dunston Baby Language can be a helpful tool for new parents, it does require some practice to master.
Here are some tips to get started:
Listen carefully to your baby’s cries: Pay attention to the pitch, rhythm, and intensity of your baby’s cries to identify the different sounds.
Respond promptly: Once you have identified your baby’s need, respond promptly to address it. For example, if your baby is crying “neh,” offer them a feeding.
Practice regularly: The more you practice listening for the different sounds, the easier it will become to identify them.
In conclusion, the Dunston Baby Language can be a useful tool for new parents looking to better understand their newborn’s needs. By listening carefully to your baby’s cries and matching them to the corresponding sounds, you can provide prompt and effective care, helping to soothe your baby and strengthen your bond.
As an RTT Practitioner helping individuals change their “can’t” to “can” is a rewarding career and now I can help young children learn early how to be their own “Cheerleader.”
The amazing Marisa Peer created the “I can’t to I can” 5-day challenge.
“I Can’t to I Can” provides teachers with resources to teach simple brain hacks that can last a lifetime and turn around a child’s negative thinking within a week.
The challenge is aimed at primary-age children (7-10) with a series of mind hacks to help build confidence, self-esteem, and resilience.
Why is this so important? This will give the children the mental stamina to cope with these ever-changing challenging times and the skills that will support them throughout their life when they learn to practice them daily.
It’s broken down into 4 short videos: Instilling the Cheerleader-The Power of Words-The Power of Looping-The Power of Repetition.
The videos are short, around 3 minutes each with a lesson plan for 5 days.
One for each video and the last one to review through the previous four days and consolidate what they’ve learned.
This is available to every teacher even homeschool teachers. Get your free Pack Now!
This list was passed on from another therapist and I use this when I work with individuals to help them be the best parent to themselves. You see most of us grew up wishing, hoping, praying for our parents to say all the right words.
You cannot change the past, you can only change the meaning of the events that imprinted in your mind.
During an RTT session I guide you to be the loving parent to yourself. To say all the words you needed to hear but didn’t. The healing that takes place is magical to watch.
So for all my parents these are the words your children really need to hear.
Say them often, say them everyday and watch as your children blossom into the incredible individual they were born to be.
For the adults that need to heal from their past so they can tap into their full potential schedule your free consultation to find out how RTT can help you.
Me: Hello God. God: Hello… Me: I’m falling apart. Can you put me back together? God: I’d rather not. Me: Why? God: Because you’re not a puzzle. Me: What about all the pieces of My life that fall to the ground? God: Leave them there. They fell for a reason. Let them be.
Me: You don’t understand! I’m breaking up!
God: No, you don’t understand. You’re Breaking Free! You’re transcending, evolving. What you feel are growing pains, motivators that cause you to look beyond your present circumstances. You’re getting rid of the things and people in your life that are no longer serving you, they’re keeping you stuck. These pieces are falling away for a reason. Take a deep breath and let those things that no longer serve you fall away. Stop clinging to pieces that no longer benefit you. They’re not yours anyway. They’re just experiences. Their usefulness has past, they’re not for you any longer. Let them fall. Let them go.
Me: Once I start doing that, what will I have left? God: You will have yourself, Only the pieces that make up your true essence.
Me: I’m afraid to change. God: I keep telling you: YOU’RE NOT CHANGING!
YOURE WAKING UP! YOU’RE REMEMBERING!
Me: Remembering Who?
God: Who I created you to be! A spirit inhabiting a human body. You are light, love, charity, hope, courage, joy, mercy, grace compassion, and YES forgiveness. I made you for so much more than those shallow fragments that ego HAD convinced you that you are. No longer decide to adorn yourself by clinging to disillusion, and fear.
Let those things fall away. I love you!
Don’t change! Become !
Don’t change! Remember!
Remember and Be who You truly are.
Choose the life I created for you. I’m gonna keep telling you this until you remember.
Me: There goes another piece. God: Yes. Let it be like this. Me: So… I’m not broken? God: No, but you are breaking free, breaking through the darkness, becoming the dawn.
In the past I took it personally. Now I don’t allow the bully to have power over me.
You see when you choose “not” to let in opinions that hurt you, then you become bulletproof to criticism.
Read that line again.
Do you see the word, “CHOOSE”? It is your choice to let something in or not.
Pay attention! No one can ever make you feel bad about yourself unless you let them.
IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO CHOOSE TO NOT LET IT IN.
Do you know that the most critical people are their own worst critics?
They are because they are expressing outwardly their own inner criticism, hurt and pain. The bully is “Hurting” so much on the inside, that they project what they live. They are getting hurt, bullied and made to feel they are not “Enough” by someone in their life, usually a parent. By understanding this, we can arm ourselves with the knowledge that it is not about “Me” it is about “them”.
Here are Marisa’s 5 things you can say to someone who tries to criticize you:
“Thank you for sharing that.” If someone says something hurtful, you are acknowledging their opinion, dissipating any negative tension, but you don’t have to let it in or accept it.
“I’m sorry I didn’t hear all of that, please can you repeat that slowly?” By asking them to repeat it and really think about what they are saying, they will often take it back or consider how it may come across.
“Are you trying to hurt my feelings? Are you trying to make me feel bad about myself? Why would you say that?” If there’s a positive intention behind the criticism, by asking this you can understand the motivation behind it.
“Well, that’s not going to work, I am not going to let that in.” Just like the Holy man, you don’t have to accept criticism, you can choose not to let it in. You cannot stop people criticizing, but you can change the way it affects you.
“While we are sharing, did you know that critical people have the most criticism reserved for themselves? They don’t like themselves, they are their own worst critic. Your outer projections reveal a lot about what’s going on inside.” It’s empowering to know that it’s their issues and not yours.
What is it that you are afraid of? Flying, public speaking, snakes, dying, not making good grades, heights, closed spaces, open spaces, the dark, getting sick, the government, and the list goes on and on. It is none of those things listed above that you really are afraid of.
What you are really afraid of is NOT BEING IN CONTROL.
TheLAW OF CONTROL begins and ends with YOUR THOUGHTS!!!
Your Thoughts control your Emotions,
Your Emotions control your Actions,
Your Actions control your Events.
You want to know the great news?
YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS!!!
Please feel free to reach out to me to help you to take back control of your thoughts and in return, you will have control of your life.
Water at least 100 oz with 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt.
Sleep – Regular sleep hours, try to go to bed at the same time and get up the same time. Even on the weekend!
Sugar – Women only 20 grams (4 3/4 teaspoon) Men 30 grams(7 1/4/ teaspoon)
No snacking. Three meals top, best only two meals. No calories in between meals. This includes drinks.
Intermittent fasting (16/8) At this point, the hormone HGH (human growth hormone) really starts to ramp up! This is known as your “fountain of youth,” HGH is a good hormone to have! Here are some of the possible positive benefits of increasing HGH naturally!●Increase strength●Increase energy levels●Maintain lean body mass●Reduce the percentage of body fat●Natural hair color protection●Sleep better quality and deeper●Younger and healthier skin●Reduce wrinkles●Decrease depression●Increase stamina●Increase immune system function●Increase power of memory●Increased cardiac output●Having normal blood pressure. At the 24hour of a 24 hour fast is when your body starts to repair itself. This is called autophagy it’s best known as the body’s way of turning the clock back and creating younger cells.
Exercise Everyday. At least three times a week get your heart rate up. (Sex is a bonus workout) The other days focus on strength and flexibility. With weights or without this is up to you. I love doing bodyweight exercise so I have no excuses to not work out. Yoga, Pilates, Tia Chi, and Qu Gong are not only great for the body but are amazing for the mind.
Meditate every day. Guided meditation works best for me because my mind usually needs to be told what to do. I listen to Fractal Healing every night before going to sleep.
So how are you going to spend your Coroniacation?
Healthy and in love with your partner or frustrated and sluggish?
It’s no shock that the average American consumes about 4,500 calories and up to 229 grams of fat1 on Thanksgiving!
Good news: We’ve got 4 simple tips you can try this holiday season, so the bird is the only one stuffed at the end of the day.
1)Don’t go overboard on appetizers
It’s easy to consume 1,500 calories before the dinner even hits the table.
2)Watch your portion sizes
The average plate is 14 inches wide, and we tend to finish 98 percent of the food on our plate.4 To trick your brain into thinking you’ve eaten enough, use a smaller plate and/or fill half a normal plate with salad. (Just go easy on the dressing!)
3)Go easy on the booze
Limit yourself to one drink before or during dinner and one drink after dinner. Drinking too much alcohol can increase your craving for salt and may set you up to eat 30 percent more than you intended.6
Get tipsy at dinner and all your inhibitions will be down by the time dessert comes.
Did you read this and still overeat? Don’t beat yourself up about it; it happened, now move on. Get up and encourage someone to take a walk with you.
This is my grandmother who was 93yo and while she looks great for her age on the outside, her brain is ridden with Alzheimer’s.
High blood sugar is perhaps the best-known offender when it comes to your ability to think, learn and remember…and develop stroke and dementia (including Alzheimer’s)!
Eating more sugar DOUBLES your risk of cognitive impairment.
Early intervention is now recommended in the prediabetes phase and if your A1C or fasting glucose isn’t in an optimal range, pay attention bc its the biggest factor for cognitive decline!
Here are some tips to help… 🥗Control your carb intake. Carbs are broken down into glucose which ⬆️ blood sugar so decreasing total amount can help normalize it ⏰Start practicing IF (intermittent fasting) using the 8/16 approach 😴Sleep 7-8hrs (even 1 night of bad sleep will ⬆️ blood sugar) 🥦Increase your fiber intake 🏃🏼♀️Exercise daily 💦Drink filtered water & stay hydrated 💆🏼♀️Stress management is key! Chronically high stress raises cortisol and blood sugar! 👩🏼⚕️Monitor your own blood sugar. (Fasting BG of 70-85mg/dL is optimal, less than 100 is “normal “, 100-125 is pre-diabetic and over 125 is diabetic!)
The way we treat our bodies in the first half of our lives will determine how the second half looks!
Be informed that YOU have the power to control way more than you know when it comes to your health!
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