By now, you’ve probably heard about the recent controversy surrounding the so-called “cry baby” movement, wherein a small percentage of parents have posted photos of their children crying on social media and encouraged others to do the same.

And you probably know what that movement is: a bunch of middle-aged white men who think they can talk to a crying baby and get it to stop.

And for good reason: It’s a bit of a bummer, in a way, that this is all happening in the first place.

Because, in spite of what you might have heard, crying babies aren’t inherently bad.

They are perfectly normal children.

And yes, if you want to talk to one and tell them you’re sorry, that’s perfectly fine.

But that doesn’t mean they should have to cry.

That doesn’t even mean they have to.