We are relaxed homeschoolers, use slings, EN, no cio, self wean, have an open family bed, gentle parent, rarely use a sitter, infant massage, have a chiropractor and midwife gentle birth if possible, child led toileting, very selectively vax, lots of waldorf dolly/wooden trains here, read mothering since forever, and buy organic. We do not do 'ap', we do the things we choose for mainly instinctive reasons and because that is the way I was raised.(cultural) I grew up near dr sears family in so cal and that is the same way many others there were raised during the early sixties. I think sears is a marketing genious for giving it a label and selling it up in a book.
he gets credit for ap but he did not coin it.
We also circ'd, used disposys, love fast food, play gameboy, watch TV especially cartoons, love love our double stroller, kids have their lovies/silkie & pacys as they want, and for fun regularly buy a pinata of sponge bob fill it with sugary candy and offer it up to the neighborhood children to whack at. We are not 'natural' health people IMHO even though I own hemp stuff, birkenstocks, and tie dye. I just like the look cause that is what mom used to wear. this is a very interesting thread-
mom to ds 14, ds9, ds6, dd 3 1/2