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Interest in AP Book Club?

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'm looking for a book club that deals with natural parenting books, but I haven't found any active ones. Is anyone interested in starting one with me?
post #2 of 28
Great idea!
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post #4 of 28
What would you like to start with?
post #5 of 28
Thread Starter 
I'm interested in the continuum concept and raising our children, raising ourselves. Any other ideas?
post #6 of 28
I just came on here to see if there was a thread for Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves. I just started reading it and was thinking how nice it would be to discuss it with others.
I am always reading parenting books, so would love to join this club.
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by allielb View Post
I just came on here to see if there was a thread for Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves. I just started reading it and was thinking how nice it would be to discuss it with others.
I am always reading parenting books, so would love to join this club.
Give me a few days to buy the book and I can start discussing it with you! Thanks!
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post #9 of 28
Have you had a chance to pick up the book?
post #10 of 28
I would totally be interested in a book club for Raising our Children, Raising Ourselves. I bought this recently and have been waiting for inspiration to read it.
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Anyone interested in getting this one going?
post #12 of 28
I'd be interested in joining
post #13 of 28
I'm in.:
post #14 of 28
I just ordered it from the library...I'd like to join you, too.
post #15 of 28
I am reading Unconditional Parenting right now.

I want to get that other book. Now I just need money or a fairy Godmother.
post #16 of 28
Thread Starter 
I just ordered the book! The rest of you that already have the book are more than welcome to start discussing it if you'd like. I'll try to catch up once I getr it!
post #17 of 28
Thread Starter 
Why don't we introduce ourselves while we wait on the folks that still don't have the book? I'll start:
I'm a SAHM slowly turning into a diaper making WAHM in South Florida. My two boys are 3 and 9 months old. With DS1 I didn't practice AP. He did sleep in the same room, but I did subject him to CIO a few times. Then I started reading about AP and it really appealed to me. SO with DS2 we have coslept up until now and I hope to nurse him until he's 2 and perhaps beyond.
I'm prone to panic attacks, and with this last baby I ended getting PPD. I'm doing better now that I'm taking Zoloft. Part of my problem is that I tend to want to control everything, and well, with kids you just can't do that. So I hope this book will teach me how to move from being a controlling mother to a more gentle attached one.
Other little tidbits: I am fluent in Spanish and somewhat proficient in German.
post #18 of 28
I just picked my copy up at the library! Are we going to go chapter by chapter? That might make it a little easier to get a discussion going?

As for introductions: I'm a new mom (baby Jack arrived 12/23/08) on maternity leave until August (I'm a middle school teacher). We're co-sleeping, breastfeeding, wearing the baby...all that AP stuff. I happened upon the label by chance, and now I'm in the process of learning everything I can about how to do this parenting thing "right"... at least right according to what feels right to us (I'm a wee bit obsessive and I love to read!). I've done some mindfulness training (Jon Kabat Zinn style), and I anticipate that those skills and practices are going to come in handy in nurturing this little guy (and his future brothers and sisters). I'm also new to MDC, and I'm happy to have found a place to spend some time while at home on these long, dark days.
post #19 of 28
I just ordered the book and will have it in 5-8 days.
DD just turned 1 year last month : and I went back to work 80 % last week . I'm a special ed teacher working in a group home setting.
But now it's DH's turn and I feel good about that. He's home until August and we will see where we go from there. We are lucky to live in a country with generous parental leave.
We co-sleep, breastfeed, baby-wear and generally have had an AP attititude before we knew it was called AP. I want to do what feels right for my family, I love to learn and am really looking forward to this group.
post #20 of 28
I`m in! I have the book, and have read it before. But I`ll ead it once more, with you guys.

I`m a single, Norwegian SAHmama with a 7,5 YO LoveBug. He is in second grade now. I`ve been an Attached parent all his life, more or less. (Discovered that what I did had a name when he was around 6 months.)
I`m the administrator of Norways first AP messageboard, and love to read and discuss topics that involve AP, gentle discipline and raising happy, healthy children.
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