Interestingly though, they don't do cry it out... But they sleep through the night early. hmmm. I've placed a request at the library.
I am really interested in reading it too. I feel like I came across her article at a key time in my parenting: I've found myself unhappy with how my kids behave in public and have often come home exhausted, feeling like I had to be a clown, entertaining them at every moment to keep them quiet. And they weren't really that quiet! Actually, the day before I read it we went for lunch with J's staff team and it was such a frustrating experience for me I wished I hadn't even gone. I've been discouraged, feeling like maybe it's too late, or there's nothing I can do. Maybe going anywhere with my kids will mean I can't have an adult conversation or eat my meal. I try to teach them and be consistent and they're not bad kids, they're just not that good either. :) But more importantly, I am that stressed out North American mom and I don't like that about myself at all. It's not how I said I wanted to parent.So when I read the article I really felt what she was feeling when she saw those people and it gave me a glimmer of hope that maybe it's not too late and maybe she can shed some light on what I'm doing that is encouraging this behaviour in my kids. I want to read the book and get the whole picture but already I have been feeling empowered to say no confidently and calming and I think particularly S has been responding well. I notice he looks at me and reads my face which is no longer frazzled, just dead serious. :)Looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks!
I hear you Sar.Lately I feel like Lily just decided to stop listening to me. And I decided to let her. When did that happen?And what came first, the chicken or the egg?We're in a bit of a rut, not helped by the fact that we're going on day 5 of the whole household being sick, but my motivation to discipline is low and my annoyance of being disobeyed is high (bad combo).The news of this book won't change my life, but even the title has encouraged me to stick with my guns. I know parenting is harder some days than others, but I just need to stick with it. After all, I'm not a babysitter, I'm RAISING my kids. That's a big responsibility and I'm open to suggestions from most books or people, especially when they're kind and humorous, which I imagine this book to me :)