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August 20th, 2012, 08:38 AM
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I liked that she is a "real" person sharing the positives and negatives of her experience.

I'm reading a book now called "Connection Parenting: Parenting through Connection instead of Coercion, Through Love instead of Fear" and it is similar in principle to Unconditional Parenting, but with much less psychology, and seems more positive. The recommendations are essentially the same (no punishments, no love withdrawal, respect your child the way you want to be respected) only it doesn't mention praise (at least the first 75 out of 175 pages). It's a quick read; I got it from the library at 1 pm yesterday and I finished 75 pages already. There are lots of writing exercises, which I just did in my head, about your upbringing and how it affected you, vs. what you hope to accomplish as a parent. Anyway, I like the book because it basically reaffirms what I learned in Unconditional Parenting. I can't necessarily say I've learned anything new yet, though.
Mariah, AP Mommy to Juliana

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