I'd like to apologize for my harsh tone in Tuesday's post about the 6-month-old baby who had no daily routine. I was aiming for tough love, because it seemed clear to me from the question (the part I posted and the rest of it) that the father was floudering and the parents thought there was something wrong with their baby. The baby was doing everything he could do--crying--to ask for help, and wondering what was wrong with him for crying is only going to make the problem worse. I wanted to impress upon Wits End that she had to take control of the situation, either by asking her husband to create a routine and stick to it, or by helping pull him out of PPD if that was the problem.

I apologize that my tone came off as harsh and mean. I should have edited better to keep the tough love edge but be kinder to Wits End.