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I found "Unconditional Parenting" to be thought-provoking, but, ultimately, I feel like one of the previous posters--it's very disingenuous for me to NEVER praise.  By nature, I'm an encourager.  I heap praise and compliments on everyone who is close to me... it would seem somehow wrong to do this for everyone but my son.  So, if he says, "Mommy, look at the rocket ship I built!" I'm likely going to say, "Awesome!"  He's clearly excited and happy about it, and wants me to...
I don't think you should view The Giving Tree as analogous to human relationships. It's quite clearly about man's exploitation of nature, which gives and gives and gives, until there's nothing left. I LOVE that book, even though it makes me cry every time. I hate anything by Richard Scarry, and the Berenstain Bears annoy me to no end. Every Disney "book" (aka, profit/brand extender) should be burned.
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