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Comments received in 2004
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January 16, 2004
This approach is so powerful, it can change the world. Most parents are ignorant and lack adequate role models. This is so helpful, beautiful, sensible and sensitive.
Makawao, Hawaii, U.S.A.
March 30, 2004
My husband and I read your books and were very grateful to have them for two of our four daughters. Thank you for the positive impact you have had on our lives.
Bainbridge Island, Washington, U.S.A.
May 21, 2004
I read your books and was fascinated about what you have written. I live in Switzerland and I have three children: a girl, 9, a boy, 7, and a girl, 4. I often had, and still have, situations like you describe in your book. It feels so good to read about it and to see that I mostly act or react the right way (instinctivly). On one hand, it feels good to get positive feedback for the way I am raising my children, but on the other hand it frustrates me to see how many mistakes I have made and am still making. It shows me how necessary it is to continue the work on myself and my child rearing approach. Anyway, the positive things outweigh the negative ones.
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May 25, 2004
I have been working as a professional maternity nurse for about one year now. After my children I just would like to thank you. The first three weeks after the birth of Ana´s were very very difficult because she was crying a lot, and we didn't have any idea why. Your book, The Aware Baby, gave us so many answers! Everything became clear. Now my wonderful little girl is one year old, and she laughs all the time (except for a little crisis once a week). Everybody around her loves her because she's so nice, calm, and aware about everything. So, a big big THANK YOU! One more fantastic baby, thanks to you!
Ah! The world lacks people like you.
A more than happy father.
La roquette/Siagne (near Cannes), France
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October 29, 2004
This should be in Greece too. People here must learn about this philosophy. I have been reading psychology the last five years, mainly books by Dr. Arthur Janov. I'm sure you know him. I have to mention that Greeks in general have no idea how to raise their children. They make huge mistakes and cause several traumas to them. I'm not an expert of any kind, but the problem is so obvious. Things must change a lot before humanity can hope to have a loving and peaceful world. We must have a better future.
REPLY FROM ALETHA SOLTER
Thank you for your message and interest in Aware Parenting. On our web site we list only those countries where there are certified instructors or where my books have been translated. We would very much like to have our books translated into Greek, and we also wish there were some certified instructors in Greece. However, this has not yet happened. I'm sure the Greek parents are not any worse than those in other countries. Most of the harm to children is caused by parents who love their children dearly but who lack information, have insufficient support, or who are struggling to overcome the scars of their own painful childhoods.
December 21, 2004
I am so thankful I came across your site and the articles written by Aletha Solter, Ph.D. that were generously published. I found this site using the Yahoo Search Engine and was elated at what I read! I am having issues with my four-and-a-half year old daughter, which I assumed were due to some major life changes (i.e., moving to a new city, Mommy getting a fiance, and for the first time in her life having to share me with someone else, etc.) Many of my closest friends, including my boyfriend, said more discipline was needed. Boy was I relieved to see that the behaviors my child was exhibiting were indeed caused by stress, and that intensifying discipline WAS NOT the answer. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I look forward to reading Dr. Solter's books in their entirety. Please keep up the GREAT work!
A VERY HAPPY MOM!
The Woodlands, Texas, USA
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