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Unprepared for Parenting
Support and information for those affected by the Ezzos, the
Pearls, and other punitive and adversarial methods of child-rearing. They claim to be
Biblical, yet they misuse Scripture and weaken and strip parents of an essential God-given
gift--their intuition, and leave them unprepared for parenting.
If you haven been affected by the Ezzos, Pearls, or other punitive and adversarial methods of child-rearing and would like support from other mamas, please visit our Unprepared for Parenting forum.
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Confessions of a Failed Babywiser
by A. Bush
by Jeri Carr
Boot Camp for Babies
by Rebecca Prewett
by Brenda Weatherly
Examining the Evidence for Cue Feeding of Breastfed
Infants by Lisa Marasco, BA, IBCLC and Jan Barger, MA, RN, IBCLC - Explains how breastfeeding works and why the Babywise eat/wake/sleep schedule is flawed.
Links to Other Websites
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Mothering in the Shadow of the Cross by Rebecca Prewett
The Importance of Attachment
And the Bible Sayeth, Train up a Child in the Way He Should Go by Dr. William Sears
Ezzo.Info - A collection of resources about Gary Ezzo, Babywise, and Growing Families International
Specific pages on the ezzo.info website:
Rebecca Prewett's Family Corner
What is Babywise and Ezzo parenting?
A Critique of GKGW by Dr. Kent McClain - A summary of the problems with GKGW, including misused Scripture
Have you Decided to Use Materials from GFI? - For friends who are going to use Ezzo's materials anyway, this article is very helpful in guiding them towards "balance." (And remember, for most people who use Ezzo, it is a *process* to get out of it--this article can be a helpful "halfway house.")
Case Studies of BW Moms - Illustrates how common milk supply problems are for Babywise moms.
Message Boards and Email Lists
Ezzo Debate Board
Aware Parent - A friendly place (message board) for Ezzo parenting philosophy discussions.
FreeFromEzzo Yahoo List
The Pearls, or To Train Up A Child
On the Pearls and Parenting from Tulipgirl's blog.
Why Not Train a Child?
“To Train Up A Child” chapter by chapter review by Wendy (on the Why Not Train a Child? website)
Tedd Tripp, or Shepherding a Child's Heart
Shepherding A Childs Heart [sic] - A discussion on the parentsplace's Ezzo Parenting Debate board.