Before I had dd, I was planning to CIO.
: I just was very misinformed that that was the only way you could get a baby to sleep. And I was totally against co-sleeping. I thought it would ruin our marriage. Little did I know.
I am so thankful for the girl in our birth class who spoke out against Babywise to me. Even though at the time, I was angry at her for being so harsh with me, especially in front of everyone. But it got me thinking. And reading. And researching. She brought in a Moby wrap, the first wrap I ever saw. She wrapped her nephew in it for us to see. I thought it was totally 'hippie' and wierd. Then I had dd and she wouldn't let me put her down. Luckily the website of where she bought the wrap stuck in my head, and I ordered one. So after my long post, my answer is yes, I would remain friends. My friends and I dont agree on everything. I disagree with lots of things, and CIO is one of them. However I have remained friends with two people who CIO, and now both are co-sleeping.
With their almost 4 year olds. It's never too late! I also remain friends with people who believe spanking is ok. Not with those who abuse or beat their children. I do not believe my friends think that is what they are doing when they spank. Of course I 100% disagree with spanking, and they know that. But by remaining friends, we have come up with different ways of disciplining the kids. They would have continued to spank had they not had someone who taught them differently. HTH