Gary Ezzo..where do I start???
The church that dh and I moved 12 hours from family and friends to minister at teaches Growing Kids Gods Way...and Babywise. Needless to say the church reeks of it
You hear it in their dialogue, their attitude toward their children, and even the way they walk (not really but its very obvious) My mom visited the church and after about 10 minutes in the nursery with ds she came up to me and said, "Wow, that Ezzo stuff is deep here" And that was from just OBSERVING!
They all freak out at me because of the way we raise ds....they don't know that both Dh and ds are unvaxed...if they ever do they'll probably fire u anyway!
As for baby's not making a mess....they really dont! I was watching a little girl same age as ds. She ate perfect. Not a single crumb on the tray, nothing on the floor, and barely a mess on her hands. I have to admit it was nice...but I'm afraid to think of how they got her there! they don't let her eat with them. they feed her before and then she sits in the highchair and "watches" them eat.
I'm kinda ready to get out of here just to get away from all of this!
When we interviewed we knew they were teaching the class and brought some disturbing info to the preaching Minister and he blew it off. come to find out this is how he raised his kids. He even gave one of the Ezzo parents a book to read that he found "very helpful" and even she was appauled at what was in there! Basically give your child what they can't have and then smack the crap out of them for touching it!
They are really big into scheduled bedtimes too. When they here that ds goes to bed between 9 and 11 they all just rolled teir eye. the Preaching ministers wife was like "He needs a bed time. He'll get it eventually"
Her kids go to bed at 7:30. they get up clean up their mess and go to bed without a word...her kids are 7 and 10..you would think there would be SOME fight...but I guess I'd be afriad of her too!!
Anyway, I have a much longer rant about all this...and I guess I'm just now reaizing how much it aggrivates me! I SO cannot wait to get out of there! the problem is that the majority of them are good ppl and even good parents but they were betrayed but a dimwit named Gary Ezzo!