I was born in the 60's and Dr. Spock was the child rearing book that families refered to on how to raise your child. One of the tenents of Dr. Spock is that when your child is alone or crying to let him or her cry themselves to sleep. From an early age I was sensitive to my environment and surroundings. I can remember crying for hours and hours in my crib standing up as a toddler and no one would come to tell me that everything was ok. Well my mom or dad would but I still cried and then they left. Nowadays I hear they say to bring your child into the bed with you and then when they are sleeping to slip them back into the crib. I am not blaming my parents they did a great job I just want to expain things as I understand them.