I just want to ask-What are this man's credentials? Is he even a Dr? Is he just some guy that decided he considered himself an authority on parenting and Christian parenting at that? I find it sad that anyone would just take any book on parenting at face value that way. I understand the desire to have babies sleep through the night, but to just take someone at his word this way without doing any other research at all is absurd to me.
: I haven't even come close to reading his books, and I can already say that this guy ticks me off. As a Christian, the things I read from him go against EVERYTHING that I believe is important to "growing kids Gods way". I think I'm going to have to read it though. My curiosity is getting to me. I promise to burn it when I'm through.
I'm at the TTC point in my life right now, and I *luckily* have not had people (even well meaning family members) giving me any kind of parenting advice or anything like that. I have discovered my parenting style on my own, based on the kind of person I am and the mother I want to be. I am VERY curious about what advice I will get when/if I get pg. I am just waiting for someone to mention this guy. When/if that happens, I feel sorry for the person suggesting it.
I just wanted to say that I find these Ezzo threads informative, eye opening and very disturbing as well. I find it disturbing that we as mothers/parents need a book to tell us how to raise our children. I am all for informative reading, but you should take what you read with a grain of salt and not as if it were your parenting 'bible'. How can we ignore our childrens individual personalities in order to make some carbon copy Ezzo cult babies? It's just weird. I mean, I have never in my whole life thought that babies were 'supposed to' sleep through the night. If only I knew they could be trained to, I wouldn't have waited until I was at an age that I felt ready to bring children into my life. If I had only known that they should fit around all of MY schedules and needs, I wouldn't be childless at 30