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AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein - How Can I Learn To Turn Off My Child's Baby Monitor?

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No sex or marriage question is too embarrassing because it’s time to ask EmpowHer’s sexuality expert Dr. Marty Klein, anything.

Well, here is a few parenting questions now. “Dear Dr. Klein, we have a 5-year-old and my husband wants to turn off the baby monitor after all these years. I just can’t do it; I get nervous. I know I am being foolish, but I just can’t relax if I don’t know what our son is doing or how he is breathing or sleeping. What should we do?”

Dr. Marty Klein:
Oh, dear. Dr. Klein says that if the baby monitor is still on when the kid is 5, when are you going to turn it off? I mean, you are going to send it with him to college and say, “Listen, I want you to put this on when you go to sleep at college.” No seriously, this is actually a serious issue, and I really sympathize with any parent who fears for the safety of their child. I mean, what could be more serious than being concerned about your child’s safety?

On the other hand, on the other hand, being a parent requires nerves of steel.

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