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Posted by Caleyna on May 28, 2006 at 00:40:58:

In Reply to: Re: ...... posted by Otie on May 26, 2006 at 20:36:18:

: By the way, just curious, which baby-raising books have y ou and your man read this past year? For example, I'm interested to know if Dr. Spock is still relevant to moms and dads these days? His volume was considered revolutionary back in the dinosaur days when I was a toddler.

: Ch
: Ruth.

I've read a ton of childcare books. Or I should say I have read snippets out of a ton of childcare books. I didn't like most of them. Most of them were way too preachy and my-way-or-the-highway for my tastes. I have, however, fallen in love with Penelope Leach's childcare book. She's a psychologist and tells you what your child might be thinking. She makes it very clear that every child and every family is different so what works for one family or baby might not work for another. I don't know if she is really not preachy or if I just don't notice it because I agree with most everything she says.

It seems like these days anyone can write a book and I don't think there is one childcare book that's a must have. You can find everything from the Dr. Sears attachment parenting (if you put your child in stroller you are cruel and horrible) to the "Christian" way of "training" a child by pulling his hair when he does something you don't like. Both of those are way too extreme for me.


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