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There's another Baby Whisperer in town!<br><br>
Here's a link to the article "Hey 'Helicopter Mom,' let your little darling skin a few knees" from the <i>Savannah Morning News</i>, Sunday, February 11, 2007: <a href="http://savannahnow.com/node/225506" target="_blank">http://savannahnow.com/node/225506</a><br><br>
As a mom with a special needs child I find this article disturbing.<br><br>
Two excerpts:<br><br><i>Her goal is to get the baby on the couple's schedule, not vice-versa.</i><br><br>
and<br><br><i>...Like this one she saved from a magazine. An over-indulgent mother offers a parenting tip: her little princess loves apples, but doesn't like to hold them because of the chill on the fruit from the fridge. Poor thing.<br><br>
Mom came up with an idea: plug two-corn-on-the-cob handles into the apple to protect her daughter's hands.<br><br>
Handles for cold apples?<br><br>
Even I, though guilty of many helicopter parenting offenses, know protecting your child from cold fruit is one step away from rigging your daughter's cheerleading tryouts.</i><br><br>
I find that logic a bit far-fetched. Wouldn't rigging your daughter's cheerleading tryouts fall under the category of lying and manipulation? Should I not provide my child with an otherwise healthful fruit because he hates the temperature of it in his hands? Should we outlaw corn-on-the-cob holders for adults? Hey, can't we take the a little warm butter on our hands?<br><br>
She also finds baby warmers, pacifiers during tummy time (<i>They won't learn to cope on their own.</i>) and co-sleeping all horrors of modern parenting. I think I need the corn-on-the-cob handles just to handle her advice!<br><br>
The article notes that she spent much time in an orphange after her mother left and father died. I could be wrong, but it sounds like this cold apple didn't fall far from that tree. Anyone know otherwise? They are calling her the Baby Whisperer and say she's very nurturing. I found this much in her online college alumni report:<br><br><i>Marlin Brown-Gordon travels all over the country to help families as a Baby Nurse/Newborn Whisperer. Her specialty is helping to establish a predictable routine for the whole family from day one.</i><br><br>
I just don't find this advice nurturing at all!
 

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OMGoodmness.<br><br>
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wow. awful. we are all sick sick but i will most certain ly writea letter or help. give me a day or two to get evryone better.<br><br>
thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">:
 

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That's just awful! I will definitely try to write up something.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">OMGoodmness.<br><br>
nak-<br><br>
wow. awful. we are all sick sick but i will most certain ly writea letter or help. give me a day or two to get evryone better.<br><br>
thanks<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/fever.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Fever">:</div>
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I haven't written mine yet either. But, will probably use what I wrote here as most of it. I hope they'll do a story on the "other side" though. New moms have enough pressure on them without this kind of advice.<br><br>
Hope you feel better soon!
 
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