Originally Posted by jkstewart
Alot of AP just did not work with me and my son, some of the BW stuff did.
The thing that I'm seeing here is you giving a book credit for something YOU figured out would work for your child. You say Babywise did something, when actually it was YOU that did it. You might very well have figured it out without ever reading the book.
From what I'm understanding from the conversation, Ezzo isn't blendable b/c he refuses to admit there can be variation.
The very fact that you figured out what makes your child happiest and healthiest proves that you're being AP.
No need for you to bring BW into your description of your parenting style at all, you figured it all out and helped your child!
If I get into a discussion about BW I just tell them that I heard his church kicked him out, that there were problems with people following it to the letter, as I hear he intends people to do, and those facts kept me from looking into at all. And I tell them I raise my son as my mother intended to raise me...I credit the good parts of me on how she wanted to raise me and the bits that she was able to do, and I "credit" the bad/needy parts of me to the two divorces she had and utter poverty, which is what kept her from raising us exactly as she had intended.
Bringing my mom into the discussion usually shushes people who know me.