The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart

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New Society Publishers, Dec 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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Review: The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart

User Review  - Hope - Goodreads

Meh. I was seriously disappointed because I love her website so much. I was hoping for the same wonderful stuff but instead this book was entirely uninspiring. I understand her main points, but felt like the book really focused on the negative. Perhaps I'm not the target audience? Read full review

Review: The Natural Child: Parenting from the Heart

User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

Man, what a disappointment. I'm bummed that this is the first book I read as an expectant mom. It's a lot of preaching and judgement about how to raise your kids with really nothing to back it up. It ... Read full review

Contents

Getting It About Children
7
The Importance of Empathic Parenting
10
Nature or Nurture?
14
Tough Love
17
Confessions of a Proud Mom
21
Memories of a Loving Father
25
Living With A Baby
29
How Should Parents Respond?
31
Manipulation or Celebration?
89
It Shouldnt Hurt to be a Child1
91
Was Spanked and Im Fine
99
The Dangers of Holding Therapy
102
Ten Alternatives to Punishment
106
Helping Children Learn
111
Nurturing Childrens Natural Love of Learning
113
When does Guidance become Manipulation?
119

Ten Reasons to Respond to a Crying Child
34
Siblings Arrive All at Once
38
Lonely Cages
41
Ten Ways to Grow a Happy Child
48
Living With Children
51
Ten Ways We Misunderstand Children
53
Ten Tips for Shopping with Children
56
When a Child has a Tantrum
59
The Hidden Messages We Give Our Children
64
Ten Tips for Finding a Medical Professional for Your Child
69
Natural Grandparenting
74
Guiding Children
77
The Parenting Golden Rule
79
The Magic Words Must be Spoken from the Heart
81
The Trouble with Rewards
84
Helpful or Harmful?
122
Should Homeschoolers be Tested?
126
A Rose by Another Name
133
Is I Love Lucy Educational?
140
Advocating For Children
145
Is There Room for Children in our Society?
147
Intervening on Behalf of a Child in a Public Place
150
Intervention can Save Lives
155
Age Discrimination Harms Young and Old Alike
157
Breaking the Cycle of Abuse
161
Conclusion
165
Endnotes
167
About the Author
174
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About the author (2001)

Jan Hunt is the Director of The Natural Child Project, Coordinator of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in British Columbia, and on the Board of Directors for Attachment Parenting International. She has been featured on CNN Headline News and Yahoo.com and contributes to Mothering, Growing Without Schooling, Compleat Mother and Readers Digest.

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