“This is one of a few books I used as a constant source of ideas, information and support in raising my children and caring for my family and home. I can't think of a better, well-rounded resource book. Thank you, Peggy! ” --Cynthia Mosher
“ I couldn't disagree more. I believe it is the job of a parent to teach our children and Alfie Kohn's complete lack of input toward his children feels to me like disinterest and neglect. To me, a parent who helps their child, encourages their child, and engages their child while sharing themselves and their views is the parent who is loving their child and allowing them the safe space in which...” --osker
“ This is an amazing book. Quite shocking. I read it with the idea that it was a political document, as it had been cited in a few public consultation places for parenting etc. I was shocked at the historical overview of parenting. Made me see that the few moments of loosing my temper and shouting at my kids are nothing compared to the widespread abuse of...” --Kathy White
“ This book strongly advocates for attachment parenting practices. In that vein, it's a wonderful read. The author is very convincing, gives concrete examples on how to implement attachment parenting methods, and touches on the long-term results of attachment parenting. That said, I was a bit turned off at times with how the author seemed to leap to conclusions about the futures of...” --Partaria
Homes That Heal (and those that don't): How Your Home May be Harming Your Family's Health By Athena Thompson
Homes That Heal (and those that don't) How Your Home May be Harming Your Family's Health By Athena Thompson Media reports focus increasingly on the declining health of children in industrialized countries. Asthma, autism, learning and behavior problems, and cancer are all on the rise. At the same time there is consistent news about poor indoor air quality, mold, and how buildings can...
Growing up in an Indian orphanage, Asha Mir?; dreamed that someday she would be adopted. At the age of six, her wish finally came true, but only at the misfortune of another. A Catalan family was in the process of adopting twins when one of the children suddenly fell ill and died -- a twist of fate that led the family to adopt Asha instead. Leaving a life of poverty behind, Asha was given a...
When she fell pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea, Co. Limerick, to be looked after as a `fallen woman' and at the age of three her baby was whisked away and `sold' to America for adoption. Coerced into signing a document promising `Never to Seek to Know' what the Church did with him, she never saw him again. She would spend...