I have read a few posts now about people not really liking Dr.Sears and I guess I'm wondering why? I blindly believed I guess that anyone who was into attachment parenting was also into Dr. Sears. What am I missing?
Originally Posted by nycapmom
BUT I don't appreciate his views on homosexuality, gender roles, discipline, and more.....
Originally Posted by dharmamama
I'm not a fan of Dr. Sears because I think that he minimizes the struggles that some new moms go through, and I feel like his basic message is "suck it up or you're going to ruin your attachment to your child." As a new mom with PPD, reading _The Baby Book_ did nothing for me except make me feel worse. I feel like he says, "If you do X, your baby will respond Y," and if things don't got that way, then something is wrong with your parenting skills.
Dr. Sears never had to face the challenges I faced as a breastfeeding mother; he never had the hormonal changes, and he never had the psychic connection to a baby that a mom has. Yet he speaks as though he has been there and done that and has all the answers, and in my opinion, he expects mothers to do way too much and overplays the danger to a child's emotional health if you aren't the perfect mother at all times to your newborn.
I actually like a lot of the stuff he has about older children, but if he has negative things to say about homosexuality, then I'd be happy to do without him.