Today I've had enough. I've had enough of the rampant stupidity that permeates popular parenting advice and the asinine conclusions about responsive parenting. So here's what I REALLY think.
Parents offer their own words of wisdom to parents everywhere who are entering parenthood and may need a bit of reassurance from those who have been there!
The Daily Mail summarized Gina Ford's 8 Golden Rules in one of their pieces. I'd like to discuss them all one by one in hopes of showing how these rules need to be amended.
Click here for Rules #1-4 Source: The Daily Mail Rule #5: Let your baby cry for up to 12 minutes each night before it goes to sleep. Note: Online it says 5-10
Setting boundaries is one of the more difficult things we do as parents. Not only because it's hard to say no to those we love, but also because it's complicated to know what constitutes a healthy boundary and what is unhealthy for our kids.
Used to being told you're creating "bad habits" by doing things like nurse your child to sleep or respond to their cries? If so, this post is for you - I won't tell you to change these behaviours, but rather to look at them as they are: biologically normal.
Here is a summary of what Evolutionary Parenting stands for. In short, it’s the idea that the way in which we as humans (and other mammals) have parented over hundreds of thousands of years (i.e., the way we’ve EVOLVED to parent) is intricately related to the well-being of our children.
RIE is a parenting philosophy espoused by Magda Gerber. With a wonderful focus on respect for an infant, it's surprising that some people still feel "off" about the theory as a whole. This is my take on the problems within RIE and why I find it "lacking".
Does the thought count? Is thinking certain thoughts about parenting enough to result in children who are happy and healthy? What about the contents of the thoughts?