Kellie - posted on 12/18/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )
With a million and one 'Experts' on Parenting out there writing books on any and all subjects you can think of that Parenting entails, how many have you read? Why have you read them, or why haven't you read them.
Do you think that we have lost our trust in ourselves and our abilities by reading everything we can get our hands on and using/trusting what were reading before listening to ourselves and our children?
Do you find the conflicting information/opinions by all these 'experts' confusing? Why/Why not?
I have read part of one book (it's a birth to 5 year book) called Kidwrangling by Kaz Cooke and only because it was given to me. It was Hilarious, love her style, but if it hadn't been given to me I wouldn't have read it. Generally if I need to know something I'll google it.
Personally I feel the only expert on your baby is your baby and if you listen to them they're fully capable from the second they are placed on you to tell you what they need.
Too much info, differing info, causes Parents to flip out and ignore their instincts and second guess what their child is telling them they need and second guess their own instincts.
Even Experts change their minds a-la Dr Ferber..
I trust me, I and my Daughter knows best what she needs not some generalised book some 'expert' has written. Of course there are exceptions and much needed info out there on child behaviour, milestones etc that help to get you on your way too.