I have read most of Aware Baby upon reccomendation of fil, a big "therapy junkie" person. (I am fully supportive of therapy, but sometimes it becomes a way of life) Anyhow, I found some of her views a bit contrary to both my instincts and what I've read of AP. I've also read that many AP folks have some real issues with her.
FIL gave this book to us while I was having a complicated pregnancy. A little lite reading, for me realizing that everything happening was going to traumatize our unborn child for his entire life. he felt we had so much birth trauma, and we did, that our son was going to need lots of crying and major therapy later on.
Well, I found the idea of letting babies and children express their feelings fully and not always trying to distract when that is what is needed, to be helpful. Especially during times when I just couldn't do anything to help. I recognize his need to just release negative feelings, anger, sadness etc... Kind of the feel better after a cry thing.
I don't like her views on nursing. She only nursed her daughter for I think 14 months and hardly ever comfort nursed. She said that it was stuffing their feelings with food and could cause them to grow up and eat when their upset. When pregnant, this sounded good, but once he started nursing, I knew that nursing comfort was more than just food comfort.
DH, decided to try her theory on nightwaking out and slept with our son in another room. Letting him cry for me for quite a while. It was terrible and though I like to give him equal say in parenting decisions, I put a stop to it. Speaking of crying child, mine just woke up. All in all, I don't care much for her theories, Cure By Crying is on our shelf unread, two copies actually