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  • by rhesa (5696) on 2006.12.28 10:20 (#52498) Journal
    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 coffee table right now. It's a bit early to get started (and your edit seems to corroborate that), so it's interesting to see what kind of progress you make with your little one. I'm encouraged by your post that it's worthwhile to invest in it. Being able to communicate with the child must be an amazing experience. Keep us informed :)

    • 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