Kakies - yes, thanks for the link. Now here is the problem with THIS kind of forum - I don't discover threads until they are over.
I have to say that I'm not very pleased with the extent of the discussion on that thread. Is it too late to post on it? I don't know how that stuff works.
It seems like most of the posters haven't even read the book, and I shudder when people misunderstand CC and think it can be broken down into a list, like AP.
The deal is this: AP is BASED on the continuum concept (the concept, as well as the book). Dr. Sears coined the term "attachment parenting" after reading TCC. He probably also read Bowlby and that's where he came up with "attachment," I would assume. In any case, I do owe a lot to Dr. Sears - after all, I found TCC through AP. But, OTOH, he really mangled TCC. He watered it down, misunderstood it, and made it palatable to the mainstream and to right-wing Christians. I am happy that he made it more understandable (I can't *believe* how many people don't understand TCC even after reading it. . .) but TCC itself is not a theory, a philosophy, or a "list of ideals". It is a concept. It is the truth. And if you truly understand this truth, you don't need a list of ideals, because they will be obvious to you.
*sigh*. Sometimes I get so discouraged by all of this. Why is it so hard for our culture to grasp the concept? Is it really that hard to understand, or is it just that people don't *want* to know?
Does anyone even know what I'm talking about?