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Because You’re Too Stupid to Figure It Out [South Dakota]
American Clarion ^ | April 1, 2013 | Bob Ellis

Posted on 04/01/2013 7:23:17 PM PDT by WXRGina

Because you’re too stupid to figure it out, South Dakota government (which is run by "(a href="http://www.americanclarion.com/index.php?s=%22South+Dakota%22+RINOs">Republicans“), if you have a child, you’re going to be forced to watch a video which imparts the cutting-edge and previously unsuspected news that (gasp), babies cry a lot for the first several months.

From the Rapid City Journal:

PIERRE | A new program in South Dakota is educating parents about a period in a baby’s life when they may cry a lot.

Called “The Period of PURPLE Crying,” the program teaches parents about the period from about 2 weeks to 5 to 6 months when some babies cry a lot.

The program includes a 10-minute video and brochure. It’s given to all new parents and is required to be viewed at a hospital prior to being discharged.

I suppose for the past 6,000 or so years of human existence, no one knew that babies cry a lot in their first months. What the heck did we ever do before the government came along to tell us this?! I suppose people just watched their babies cry in dismay, thinking their baby was (a) deliberately trying to tick them off with incessant crying, or (b) simply born a liberal. People must have had no idea what was going on, what to do about it, or when the crying might taper off. None of this information was ever imparted from one generation to the other. Thankfully, we now have government to clue us in to this perplexing phenomenon.

Do you ever get tired of being treated like a freaking idiot by your own government? If you’re a liberal, probably not; you probably find it comforting.

If you’re a regular American however, I suspect it infuriates you. And if you find that this kind of garbage doesn’t infuriate you, that may be a good clue that you’re a liberal.


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1 posted on 04/01/2013 7:23:17 PM PDT by WXRGina
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To: WXRGina

I screwed up the link for “Republicans” in the first sentence. The link is: http://www.americanclarion.com/index.php?s=%22South+Dakota%22+RINOs


2 posted on 04/01/2013 7:30:27 PM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: WXRGina
"babies cry a lot for the first several months."

Slightly off topic, for the new parents - this book could save your marriage and health - it transformed our screaming son into a normal, happy baby!

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

3 posted on 04/01/2013 7:45:58 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: uncommonsense

“babies cry a lot for the first several months.”

We were far away from home and family when our first child was born. Only place he would sleep was at the bowling alley, while riding in the car or right in the middle of our only bed which was actually a sleeper sofa. Otherwise you could forget it.

After walking the floor with him for a while and reading Dr. Spock enough times that I had it memorized, I decided to give him some really thinned down rice cereal before his bottle. After about two days he started going to sleep at 6 p.m. and sleeping straight through until 6 a.m. the next morning. Little guy was just hungry.

He’s now 50 but still gets really grumpy when he’s hungry. There is no one magic formula that fits all.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 8:20:43 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A
After getting my boy on a sleep schedule at 3 months - he was a TOTALLY different child. Once we adapted our schedule to his sleep patterns, he was so happy and easy to manage.

At 3 yrs old, he would grab the babysitter gently by the hand and guide her to his crib, where he'd proclaim "it's time to sleep".

He was a 3 times / day napper and slept from 7PM to 6 or 7AM. Before we understood his sleep patterns, he'd be awake at 7PM, then start wailing uncontrollably until the time we could put him to bed. He'd have frequent meltdowns for no apparent reason. We got a book from parental friends and it saved our lives...

5 posted on 04/01/2013 8:38:03 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: WXRGina

I kid you not! At work, I recently got an email from a woman whose title was “breast feeding coordinator”. After joking about it for awhile with my coworkers, looked her up on the Internet to see what the job was. Apparently she was in charge of working with inner-city moms to make re they were breast feeding their own babies.

It’s interesting that even that the lowest of rodents do not need such instruction but these women do.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 8:39:35 PM PDT by MNDude (I survived the sequester!)
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To: WXRGina

Gina having been a Home Economics major, yes some parents are too stupid to know babies cry a lot.


7 posted on 04/01/2013 8:43:22 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

It’s not the job of taxpayers to educate them if they didn’t get it the first time at home or even in the lame, taxpayer-funded, government-run public schools.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 6:07:33 AM PDT by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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