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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • My wife and I are quite interested in these "alternative" child-raising methods. We're practicing Attachment Parenting and stuff with our four-month-old daughter, as well as EC (Elimination Communication, aka infant potty-training). Sofar it seems to pay off: our little girl is very sweet, patient, and attentive. I'm sure I'm biased, but the three of us are very happy with each other, and I'm convinced positive parenting is a great benefit.

    More to the point, there's a book entitled "Baby Signs" on our coffe
    • My wife is doing the Attached Parenting thing for the most part. Don't know much about EC.

      We are also doing Positive Parenting. The big benefit is from my wife's teacher experience. She saw first hand how some parents' attempt at this worked (or failed for the most part it seemed). I think because they were too permissive. You can still be positive about not allowing bad behavior. It is something to think about how you say things to avoid getting into bad habits yourself.

      I think my toughest task is to have a gradient of "no" things and to have a tone to go with it. I try to say why things aren't allowed instead of just "no". Once again, my wife's experience is proving very helpful here.

      Our boy is even tempered for the most part but he's hitting the age where he is getting fussier. Then again, cutting molars and the teeth after that will spoil most people's mood I think.