• Does my baby hate me?

    1 month ago - By Today's Parent

    When your newborn is screaming in your face and nothing you're doing is helping, it can lead you to the question of whether your baby hates you-to which the answer, according to MacNamara, is always no. She assures parents that while a baby may be frustrated- maybe they're hungry , maybe they're overwhelmed-they simply “don't have the cognitive capacity for hate.”
    So why are online parenting forums filled with distraught parents wondering why it can really feel that way? Infants give very little back in terms of reciprocity, so parenting can feel especially thankless in those early days...
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