so Babywise is a book that i will buy anytime I see it at a secondhand store just so i can put it where it belongs- in the dumpster. I have never come across To Train Up A Child but if I ever do..
I feel that Babywise advocates neglect, both emotional and basic care like appropriately timed feedings. To Train Up A Child (The Pearls) advocates nuggets like these:
A meter long branch or a belt is recommended for use on an older child and a smaller object on a younger child.
"If you have to sit on him to spank him, do not hesitate... hold the resisting child in a helpless position for several minutes, or until he is totally surrendered."
Michael Pearl says his wife trained their daughter to stop biting during breastfeeding by pulling on her baby's hair. "Understand, the baby is not being punished. Just conditioned."
the petition is just about the Pearls book, not Babywise. It isnt a petition to censor or ban the book, just to ask amazon to stop stocking it per their own policy of not selling books offensive in nature.