I know a lot of AP is centered around letting the child do things when they are ready, like sleep, bf, etc. But I am wondering about other areas of life, like beginning to walk, pottying, schooling, learning, etc.
I tried to start this thread earlier, and after typing for 1/2 hour, it got lost, so it's going to be shorter this time.
I am a SAHM, and while I feel it is important to be there for ds at all times, I don't fee that that means I have to constantly entertain, play with, etc. him. I like for him to figure things out and I always encourage him, and try to get him to stretch a little. I think it is my job to prove to him, and let him prove to himself what he can do. I also think that if I always do things with him, I am smothering some of his own natural ways of thinking, because I tend to be more of an "in the box" thinker and he is definately out of the box. I never tell him HOW to do something either, ie, let's put all the edge pieces together then work on the middle. He does it his own way, I will say, how do you think you should do it? He always comes up with a whole new way of doing things I never would have thought of.
I always have exposed him to things that are way above his age range. I never assumed there was anything he couldn't learn. I see so many people say about their kids "oh, he's too young for that" but why limit them?
Now, keep in mind that I am talking about intellectual, physical type stuff, not bonding, cuddly stuff.