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Old 08-07-2010, 12:32 PM   #11
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I avoid reading most parenting stuff, but I did like "The Fussy Baby Book" by Dr. Sears...it had some great stuff on dealing with a high-needs toddler/older child. DH and I tend to follow our own instincts when it comes to raising our kids, and much to the dismay of our parents & friends who think their way is the only right way, those instincts do not include shoving a bottle in their mouth to make them be quiet, leaving them to CIO from 2-3 months old, spanking, etc etc. We're both naturally very AP kind of people and its worked well for us.

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I haven't read any but I'm interested to see what people recommend.

So far I'm trying to NOT be like my dad

DH and I are pretty go with the flow, we research things ourselves and I guess we're more towards the natural/AP stuff. The main thing I have to focus on is curbing my own temper and really trying to use gentle discipline with my children. We are very strict with them, we want them to be good human beings. But we don't feel like getting physical is the way to achieve that.
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Kids are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso is one of my favorites.
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The only parenting books I have read are The Happiest Baby on the Block, The No Cry Sleep Solution, and Positive Discipline for Preschoolers. Loved them all!
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Dr. Sears mostly

I like his book Attachment Parenting and Night time Parenting. Other books I like are The No Cry Sleep Solution, The Happiest Baby on the Block, and Don't Make Me Count to Three.
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I avoid reading most parenting stuff, but I did like "The Fussy Baby Book" by Dr. Sears...it had some great stuff on dealing with a high-needs toddler/older child. DH and I tend to follow our own instincts when it comes to raising our kids, and much to the dismay of our parents & friends who think their way is the only right way, those instincts do not include shoving a bottle in their mouth to make them be quiet, leaving them to CIO from 2-3 months old, spanking, etc etc. We're both naturally very AP kind of people and its worked well for us.
Totally agree with this! Unfortunately, I have had to really work to "find" my instincts, since they have been so distorted by the parenting I received as a child
Dr. Sears is amazing, his books definitely got me going on the right track
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:21 PM   #18
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Last time I checked they really don't write books for my situation (parent of a child with two rare genetic syndromes). I mostly fly by the seat of my pants most days and make it up as I go along. At first I looked to doctors for answers but when I realized my son was such a weird compilation of diagnoses that even the doctors were scratching their heads or just ignoring everything but one medical issue of many I started doing my own research. The biggest lessons I have learned simply by doing is; you know your child better then any book or doctor, parent's intuition is usually right and you don't have to be a perfect parent as long as you try your best.
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