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Having never met him, I can't say. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
But I do agree with a good bit of his advice on parenting, yet disagree with some (like the vax stuff), but not to the point where it negates the good things he has to say. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So I guess my answer is I mostly agree with him, and like what he has to say.
 

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I like him. DH and I both found that the ideas in his Baby Book were very much aligned with our beliefs. I use his books as a reference quite often. His labor book was way more helpful than the classes I took.
 

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my friend bought The Baby Book for me, and the reflux section really helped identify what DD had better than the pediatrician. He picked it for me because I had mentioned it and also because he knows my style and thought it would be a good book for me. I do like a lot of what he says.<br>
He doesn't go into vax much, but I hear that he has a book on vaxing coming out. I hear he's more about selective vax? but I really don't know.<br><br>
So I guess even though I don't know him personally and never even saw him on Dr Phil , I give what I have read from him a thumbs up.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I refer to the Baby Book quite often...its calmed my fears on a number of issues many times. I like his practical, common sense advice. While I don't agree with some stuff (like the vax stuff) I think he's a great voice in the gentle parenting movement.<br><br>
As a nurse I am always recommending new parents read his book...its a great introduction to AP.
 

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Reading his book changed my whole idea of parenting! I'm so glad he is out there and that I hadn't read an "ezzo" or ferber book first, but read his first!<br>
so yes, I like him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
even if I don't agree with everything, it's still been so beneficial what I've learned.
 

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He's okay.<br><br>
I don't like how much he pushes being a stay at home mom. Some people just cannot do that. Single parents, etc. It's not that I disagree with the benefits but I thought he went overboard with it.<br><br>
I don't agree with all of his medical recommendations.<br><br>
He makes good points about nutrition and then has photos of kids eating hydrogenated brand cookies in such on his web site...or he used to. So that kind of turned me off.<br><br><br>
Other than those few issues, I've gotten a lot form his books.
 

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yeah, I'm with you about the whole sahm thing. I'm thinking, yeah, that's easy for you to say, you're a DOCTOR. Some of us have slightly different situations!<br><br>
But mostly I like him.
 

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I adore him. I spoke to his son once and he's very nice as well.<br><br>
I've never read a parenting book in my life because none was ever written about us, so I can't hail his novels, however I have used his website to refer others to with answers re: the RIGHT way to do things. I don't like ANY other "expert" (other than myself, who's better than Dr. Sears! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">)
 

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I mostly like him, but I have issues with the medicinal recommendations on his website. He advocates giving antihistamines to children 6 months and older. When DD was sick I spoke to 3 doctors and two pharmacists who said absolutely DO NOT give a baby antihistamines. It's a central nervous system depressant, and it can cause them to stop breathing. I was really bummed he had that on his website. I wrote an email but never heard back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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All parenting books have their flaws, his included, but I do refer to The Baby Book often. I appreciate how his books have become so popular and have helped make ap parenting methods more familiar to the general public.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Having never met him, I can't say. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
But I do agree with a good bit of his advice on parenting, yet disagree with some (like the vax stuff), but not to the point where it negates the good things he has to say. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
So I guess my answer is I mostly agree with him, and like what he has to say.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I also like that I don't get the vibe he's shaking his finger at people who don't practice everything he advocates. I like his stance that a family needs to do what is best for the family.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">All parenting books have their flaws, his included, but I do refer to The Baby Book often. I appreciate how his books have become so popular and have helped make ap parenting methods more familiar to the general public.</div>
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Yes, all parenting books have their flaws, however on MDC we are constantly warning people of the dangers of Ezzo, yet Dr. Sears' medicinal advice has never been questioned. After my daughter got sick, really sick, I started reading the rest of his site and was really frightened at the advice he had published about how and when to administer drugs to children. MUCH of his advice went against the directions from the manufacturers themselves!! That's TERRIBLE!<br><br>
It's one thing for you to take your child to the doctor and have a doctor recommend something based on his/her physical evaluation of your child, but in my opinion, it's completely another to publish the information on the web, on a DOCTORS website no less, and make parents feel safe about giving their children drugs that they shouldn't normally be getting!<br><br>
And before you say it, I totally agree, we shouldn't trust everything we read on the internet, and I'm sure there is fine print on Dr. Sears' site about not using his information to treat or diagnose your child, blah blah blah, BUT, I still think it's irresponsible for a Doctor to contradict the drug manufacturer's instructions on the internet. Period.
 

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I really like most of his parenting advice. I pull out The Disipline book whenever I`m haveing a really hard time with my kiddos and after reading some of it I feel renewed in my parenting abilities.
 

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like him a lot -- he's my fave of the big baby bible authors -- but find his take on working mamas to be depressing...
 

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Not overly impressed. I was told to go to his site, as he had info on demand-feeding formula fed babies. Um, not that I could find. His site made me feel awful, even though I knew I had tried very hard to bf, and it wasn't my fault I couldn't. Turned me of his whole site.<br><br>
I'd probably still check it out again if I have another child. I"ll still try to breastfeed, and I think it'll work next time. Just with Rachel, with his emphasis on bf'ing, there was nothing there for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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most books about babies/parenting i enjoy weather i agree or not- i feel like every person has their own way and i will take what i want form theirs or use my own. i have found some thinhg helpful from dr. sears not all but deffinatley some- i think he knows alot and i do like him. i just dont follow everything as i dont with anyones theroys
 

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Really? He just went down another knotch for me. How did you find this out? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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