Quoting Mommy Pwnt Pwnt[A&T]:" Lol what a small world. You make a very valid point. And I agree with you that it would be interesting ... [snip!] ... to do with that) or because I am subconsciously doing something different? Either way you have a very great opinion "
I didnt CIO with my son and completely regret it. no regular bed time. we had a crib he could knock over at 12 months and he took advantage of it, we had to take him out of the crib and into a toddler bed. since then, there is no 'bed time' there is 'lets try to get him to bed!'
lately its been better because my sister bought me a nook so he gets excited to go to bed to "read" or have the books read to him, then after two or three he is ok with going to sleep. I used to have to read book after book after book before he finally went to sleep...
And I am studying all this more on interest then for validation of any side or point. I am taking a lifespan psychology class and it talks about the affects of cortisol being released due to chronic stress in infants and toddlers and results later on in life, but it doesnt mention any specific instances other than physical abuse.