Have you ever wondered why so many parents are upset that they have spoiled kids but they don't seem willing to do anything about it (discipline, chores, etc)
I certainly don't think I treat my kids badly, but I do think it's good to be strict sometimes, going all the way back to potty training.
No, I don't think I'd want my kids doing chores before they were 3 years old, but it's good to start somewhere, and a good place to start is potty training, that's what lead me to elimination communication.
But just for instance, let's look at the name of two different products, one for toddlers who are diapered and another for babies on the potty.
Of course we all the know the brand of diapers; "Pampers". Just the name alone. I know they're just babies, but the name alone says a lot. We're "pampering" our kids from birth and it never stops.
Now on the other hand, let's look at the name of one of the EC training pants I've happened upon; "Born Ready". This product has a name that suggests that we don't have to hold back with our kids, that they are ready to be potty trained and take the first step towards responsibility.
Now I know I'm just talking about names of products, but it really makes you think, doesn't it? You have to start somewhere if you wanna get your kids on the right track, and I think potty training is the best start.
It basically comes down to this. Do you want to raise a spoiled kid? Of course not. So what product do you think would be better (by the name alone) for raising a responsible child from birth? Pampers, or Born Ready?