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January 20, 2017
Comment received by email:
I live in France, and I'm the mother of three kids (6 years, 4 years, and 8 months). I'm a psychologist and a full time mom since the little one was born. Becoming a mom has been a wonderful life experience, but it isn't an easy task. Every day I have to fight against the punishment model I was raised with. I'm trying to change the way I raise my kids because I realized how ineffective the punishment model is, producing a lot of hard feelings against me and a deep sense of injustice, just as it was for me when I was a child. I don't want them to grow up having mixed feelings for their mom, as I did.
I'm creating a parenting blog to share my personal experience of becoming a mom and the way my kids have changed my life. I would also like to share the process of changing the way I'm raising them. I would like to show that it is possible and necessary to change the old methods of child rearing. I recently found your Twenty Alternatives to Punishment on the Internet, and I would like to ask you your permission to publish it on my blog.
Article in French Vingt alternatives à la punition.
A mother in France
January 31, 2017
Comment received by email:
I would like to thank you for your book, The Aware Baby. As my mom was not very calm, I worried that I would also become a stressed mother. Reading your book gave me strong support and understanding of babies' bahaviour. Therefore, I was never stressed when my doughter cried. And I was also able to feel love when my baby was crying or went through difficult moments, as I was able not to také this personally. I have read other books on parenting. Some parts of them were also good inspiration, but overall, if I would recommend one book to someone, it would be The Aware Baby. I read the book when my daugter was born, and I read it now again when she is one-and-a-half years old.
Jana from the Czech Republic