|My son. :)|
It mentions that babies who "cry it out" remains stressed out even after they have finished crying.
No shit!! Humans aren't born with advanced coping skills. Those develop over time.
I enjoyed every second I spent with my sons, no matter how late it was. I had a strong, incredible bond with them and, as a conservative, don't think I raised pussies. They are babies...not 4 year olds.
That's the age, IMO, where parents turn their kids into helpless idiots by not teaching responsibility, accountability and respect.
Holding one's 6 month old son or daughter at night thereby giving them some comfort is hardly coddling...it's one of the greatest things I've had the privilege of doing and know that if I provided some relief to my son, I did no harm.
There are worse things we can do to our children than holding them while they cry.
When I knew one of them was crying *just* to have me come sit with him, I would scale it back...sometimes. I believe it's the moral things we teach our kids, like I mentioned above, that turns them into the screaming, entitled little assholes we see all over the place.