Natural Family Living: The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting

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Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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For more than two decades, Mothering Magazine has been the source for sound alternatives to mainstream parenting. Now Peggy O'Mara, editor and publisher of Mothering Magazine, brings her knowledge and compassion to a compendium of never-before-published parenting wisdom -- and presents, in one convenient volume, a genuinely natural approach to raising our children.

Natural Family Living

The Mothering Magazine Guide to Parenting

An internationally renowned advocate of natural parenting, Peggy O'Mara covers a vast range of timeless and contemporary issues in detail and with authority -- from the practical to the philosophical, from preconception to adolescence:

* Embracing a conscious, conscientious pregnancy

* Natural childbirth, homebirth, and midwifery

* Breastfeeding

* Attachment parenting

* Healthful eating for the whole family -- and balanced attitudes toward food and diet

* Alternative health care for children, including homeopathy, bodywork, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy

* Family matters: from discipline issues to home entertainment

* Uses and abuses of television, computers, and video games

* Approaches to sexuality

* Home schooling and alternative education.

This groundbreaking book helps parents make informed choices on cutting-edge issues as they strive to create a whole, healthy family environment. Illustrated with photos, and featuring enlightening interviews, Natural Family Living is the only guide authorized by the world's most savvy parenting publication.

 

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A comprehensive collection of advice for parents that reflects the philosophy of Mothering magazine. O' Mara has been the editor of Mothering for 20 years. She characterizes "natural family living" as ... Read full review

Contents

Preconception Pregnancy
3
A Healthy WideAwake
13
chapter j Natural DrugFree Childbirth
27
Breastfeeding
47
Circumcision
65
Vaccinations
73
Crying
87
Night Waking
97
Approaches to Sexuality
217
chapter is High Technology Uses
227
Toys and Family Values
235
Wholesome Family
247
Public Schooling
265
Alternative Education
283
Homeschooling
297
Handling Divorce
309

Attachment Parenting
109
chapter io First Food
123
chapter n Healthy Eating for
133
Alternative Medicine
147
part s Family Matters
185
Adolescence
205
Handling Death
321
Trusting and Taking
327
notes
333
resources
339
index
363
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Peggy O'Mara has gained international celebrity as publisher, editor, and owner of Mothering Magazine since 1980. A dynamic speaker, she has lectured and conducted workshops in conjunction with organizations such as the Omega Institute, Esalen, and La Leche International. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs including Sonya Live (CNN) and The Susan Powter Show, and has been featured in national publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, Mother Earth News, and The Utne Reader. She is the mother of four children: Lally, 25; Finnie 23; Bram, 20; and Nora, 17.

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