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  •  sometimes a stranger can calm the child down, like (1+ / 0-)
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    you did.  it is the distraction that works. that mom was lucky you were there!

    •  Distraction and a bit of deep compression.. (1+ / 0-)
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      Kind of like a weighted vest, not hard enough to cut off air or hurt, but enough pressure to make sure she felt it and felt centered and grounded. That and I was calm and her mom wasn't, and it gave mom a chance to calm down as well. She was still upset and still crying when I handed her back, but she wasn't shrieking any longer.

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:03:20 PM PST

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