You can do a web search and find out all kinds of stuff about Gary Ezzo. He and his x-nurse wife started teaching parenting classes at their church when their 2 daughters were much older...like teens I believe. John MacArther's church...Grace Community here in So CA. John shut him down. He has since been booted out of 3 or 4 other churches. A few years ago, there was a letter sent out by pastors written by John MacArther, that declared Gary Ezzo unfit for Christian Leadership at a church. Reasons were his unaccountability(refusing to provide scientific or medical proofs of the claims in his book regarding his parenting style), stepping up to the plate and clarifying his expertise or lack there of in his education that would give credence to any of his claims.(Gary is not a Dr. nor does he have a degree of anysort in child psychology, or development) and his constant bent toward creating division in the church body and the lies he has told regarding church leaders who have butted heads with him.
This guy is a loser, a liar, a dangerous giver of advice and a very sorry excuse for a Christian. I had a stack of information that was over 100pages long that I used to keep copies of and give to people who did GKGW and Babywise. Cases of children with failure to thrive because they were on 4 hr feeding schedules, kids left in carseats in the closet so they didn't bother the parents while the learned to sleep through the night, children as young as 2 and 3 with eating disorders because their food intake was soooo mismanaged.
My personal experieince was that I left the main campus of the church I attend when my first son was born 8.5 yr ago. People would stop and ask me if I was going to *grow him up God's Way?* duh, of course! But see, the church had GKGW classes and everyone did them. A year or so later our pastor stood at a pastors meeting and apologized to them for ever introducing the program to the Body of Believers at our church. Never had anything created so much division and tension between members. His wife told women in the women's fellowship to get rid of the books, don't give them away she said, burn them so no one gets a hold of them.
I could go on all day. I've seen first hand the sick and twisted brainwashed things these parents do to their kids. My one friend is appalled and ashamed that they did this to their first ds...they have video of her dh running around the back yard trying to distract him and her voice saying, poor thing...he can't eat for another hour
: they had him on a 4 hr schedule from week one! at 4 months she had a nurse tell her he was starving, that's why he didn't poop for a week or 2 at a time. And the schedule that is supposed to make your life easier and make sure the kid doesn't *run the house*? what a joke. I have never seen people so in bondage as the people on the eat-play-sleep-make sure they have their alone time in a play pen-schedule. They can never go anywhere or do anything because they must be home and in bed for all the forced naps and feedings! I wonder how many adults could live off this schedule they inflict on babies? I know I couldn't.
i have to stop. I get crazy pissed about this stuff.