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Amy - Feb 16, 2005 11:55:16 am PST #9992 of 10001
Because books.

where, after all, did you find out about Penelope Leach?

Hmmm. You've got a point there. And now I don't remember. Could be someone recommended her, or I seem to remember maybe seeing her on TV or something? But I've had her book since Jake was a baby -- 13 years now. She is that perfect balance of laid back and wise -- a lot of "not to worry, baby's supposed to do that" is in there.

And you're right about recs, too -- although there are friends I'll take them from, and some I won't, based, of course, on what I know about their parenting (or whatever the subject is).


deborah grabien - Feb 16, 2005 11:56:40 am PST #9993 of 10001
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

although there are friends I'll take them from, and some I won't, based, of course, on what I know about their parenting (or whatever the subject is).

But that's my whole point! Observation, real life looking, can tell us the "what NOT to do" as well as the "what to do", and they're equally necessary, surely?


deborah grabien - Feb 16, 2005 11:58:10 am PST #9994 of 10001
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

I used Spock, because my own mother did, and she didn't kill me (and because she gave me the book at my baby shower). Lots of times, the pedi gives recommendations for sensible books.

And, there you go: recs by people you know and trust on the subject of your kids.


Nutty - Feb 16, 2005 12:00:16 pm PST #9995 of 10001
"Mister Spock is on his fanny, sir. Reports heavy damage."

The real problem is when people are not equipped to or are not comfortable enough to decide what is good advice/recommendation and what isn't.


deborah grabien - Feb 16, 2005 12:00:47 pm PST #9996 of 10001
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

Serial: can we finish this thread off soon, please, auteurs? Becaue I'm at Kinko's and I want to be here for the new thread and this is costing me a quarter a minute...


Amy - Feb 16, 2005 12:01:14 pm PST #9997 of 10001
Because books.

Observation, real life looking, can tell us the "what NOT to do" as well as the "what to do", and they're equally necessary, surely?

Yes, yes, that's it. I'm not being clear because a tiny person keeps opening the fridge and taking out the chocolate syrup. Grrr.


deborah grabien - Feb 16, 2005 12:02:21 pm PST #9998 of 10001
It really doesn't matter. It's just an opinion. Don't worry about it. Not worth the hassle.

The real problem is when people are not equipped to or are not comfortable enough to decide what is good advice/recommendation and what isn't.

Yes, this, very much so. So the woman who raised you from a pup, or the doctor you're entrusting the child's health to on a macro basis, are generally pretty safe places to start, yes?

Unless it's my mother we're talking about. She did her best to kill me several times. I would take her advice on luxury hotels, but not on babies, if I wanted said babies to stay alive.


Lyra Jane - Feb 16, 2005 12:02:56 pm PST #9999 of 10001
Up with the sun

10,000?

(If not, boy, will I feel silly.)


Lyra Jane - Feb 16, 2005 12:03:08 pm PST #10000 of 10001
Up with the sun

10,000?

(If not, boy, will I feel silly.)

Edit:

Heh. A double post, AND a slut.


DXMachina - Feb 16, 2005 12:05:14 pm PST #10001 of 10001
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

And the double post wins!

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