I don't get why you are getting so worked up over it. It's a book. If it goes against your instincts then put it down or throw it out.
But don't tell other ppl their children are going to ge psychologically damaged. That makes u just as bad as what u think tizzie is IMO.
Chill out & do things another way & good luck. But don't judge other ppl because all babies and families are different
I had my brother here one night in tears with my distressed nephew because his mum said that he only did a poo to pi$$ them off and tizzy hall says that it's a form of manipulation so he can suffer the consequences of his choices and stay in it. They had a major fight over it because instinct says to see to a crying baby and change the baby's nappy if need be.
Question to everyone: Can you poo on demand? Can you make a choice to do a poo RIGHT NOW because it's more convenient, or for any reason?
I like to think as an adult I can read the book and take what I want from it. Please don't trash the book because you don't agree with it, because it has helped many many parents. It is unfortunate that some parents are led to believe that their children are manipulative monsters from reading the book, but really doesn't that depend on each parent as well and their interpretation? It's not the book or authors fault that some parents read it and end up feeling that way, and then continue with the process? It's unfortunate, but certainly doesn't make the author evil. Many many parents read it and DON'T get they interpretation.
i havent once called anyone a bad parent! i said i felt like one! and i also have not once said anybody's child is going to be psychologically damaged, I have only said that she has no research to prove that her methods have safe.
I have also acknowledged that many factors can be blamed for problems in later life.
Tizzie's routines are very strict! whether u love them or not! there is bound to be controversy!
Well I took from the book what worked for me and some did and some doesn't. Whatever.
Well anyway; my babies asleep for the night on her 7pm bus so I'm going to have a lovely evening (maybe even a glass of wine shock horror!!)with my husband and see my daughter again at 7am. Ahhh bliss! Enjoy yor evening!
Well done Mum2rauri,
As an early childhood educator, specializing in under two's rooms, it broke my heart to have to follow families instructions on how to put their bubs to sleep when following Tizzie's books, and they weren't even my children! Try using those strategies on a baby that's just started childcare, is in a strange environment sharing a cot room with 4 other babies! It was hell and while I always tried my best to respect families wishes for their child routines, secretly I felt so sad for the babies and just wanted to give them cuddles!
My DP got the book for me, i read it 3 times to be exact i never even bothered trying it. I just knew it wouldn't work for me and bub.
My son is a sometime horrid sleeper waking 4 timesa night, sometime he is perfect. I still basicly get 10 hours sllepout of him a night. it just took him a while to figure it out.
My SIL is using it on her baby started at about 3 -4 weeks. Mum saw her in the shops yesterday and bub is crying non stop screaming type, mum told SIL "oh she is hungry", reply no she is not she has another few hours before she is due a feed. mum was horrified, Mum has 10 children and 6 Grandkids and counting. I'd listen to experience over what a book is telling me to do.
But if it works for you good on you, i personally don't agree with it but i'm not going to lecture people over it.
Last edited by lilraffs; 13-08-2012 at 20:49.
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