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I want to pick your brains on something  ;D

I'm trying to research something and I'm interested in opinions from well 'respected' individuals on parenting or people who have some kind of known medical interest and are known to Joe Blogs.

I'm not necessarily asking for you to say people who you actually respect or listen to, but I need a list of people to work my way around

So for example, I've come up with Gina Ford (see, I didn't say you had to respect their way of thinking  :-\), Dr Weil, Dr Sears, Mercola, Lynne McTaggart.
My mind has gone totally blank and I'm sure there are heaps of people out there I haven't thought of.

Thanking you  ;D
Starchild x

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Does Deborah Jackson count?  Kris Murrin (the lady who presents honey we're killing the kids, she's a qualified medical prof but can't remember offhand what in), Tanya Byron (?) the house of tiny tearaways expert.  thats all i can think of at the moment

lucie

SAHM to B, R, E, M, S, J, A and A

Meredith Small who is an ethnopaediatrician and author of Our Babies, Ourselves(or something similar), Steve Biddulph author of the Secrets of Happy Children books, Oliver James a family psychotherapist and author. Miriam Stoppard. That's all I can think of right now.

Liz grin x

Druid, boat-dwelling, home educating mum of DD1 (11), Aspie DS (9) and baby DD2 (2), & part-time step-mum to 2 stepdaughters, 9 and 7.

Elaine Maslisch and Adele Faber, Alfie Kohn (though I personally don't like him much).

Will see if I can think of any others.

D x

It's Elizabeth Pantley- but not read her books so don't know anything other than that- what a font of useful infornation I am!!

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Sebastian (2004), Felicity (2006), Tristan (2008)

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AND finally admitting to having a blog http://owngrown.blogspot.com

wow- you ladies are geniuii (is that the plural of genius  ;D)
Thank you all so much for your thoughts. There is heaps for me to be going on with.

I really appreciate it  smile

Starchild x

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[quote author=fishjumperwoman link=topic=406.msg4664#msg4664 date=1189013307]
Prof Robert Winston, "Supernanny" (Jo Frost???), Dr Christopher Green (Toddler Taming books), that 1960s guru - I'm thinking he was Dr Spock, but maybe I'm thinking about Star Trek!
Helen


it is Dr Spock.  The Spock in Star Trek was Mr.   ;D

Lucie

SAHM to B, R, E, M, S, J, A and A

I love Dr Spock….there is a modern updated version, but the old one that says its ok for you to have a beer and a fag before breastfeeding is much more fun! He was also a prominent anti-nuclear campaigner and vegetarian who in later editions of the book advocates being veggie.

Hi!
Another to add to your list - Tracy Hogg with Melinda Blau a book called 'Secrets of the baby whisperer'...apparently a more chilled version of Gina Ford (mind you 2 of my friends absolutely rave about her and have fantastic kids! Although I'm not sure about that amount of law and order!?)
Be interested to hear who you find useful  smile

smile Mummy to DS born March 08 and DD born July 2010 smile

GP Lets No 119

Most of the ones I can think of have already been mentioned but Steve Biddulph?

Liz
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humm, looks like everyone else got there first..
Sound interesting StarChild, let us know how it goes.
x

Hmmmm
Since my post about the woman a bit like Gina Ford, I read some reviews of Gina… oh my god!!!
I'm willing to keep an open mind as two friends have used her book… but she does sound like an evil nutter!
No eye contact…? Hmmm may borrow and have a read and see what I think for myself…anyone else read it? I'd really appreciate opinions before the Sproglet is born!
Thanks  ;D

smile Mummy to DS born March 08 and DD born July 2010 smile

GP Lets No 119

I have not read her book but have heard a lot about her.  I would be careful about stating your opinions on her ideas as I know she took mumsnet to court over something someone posted on their forum-don't know what but I know you aren't allowed to mention her on there now!

Oh dear whoops!
I'd still like to know what people think who've read it though, especially those on this forum..
So far reviews I've read are about 50/50 good and bad…

smile Mummy to DS born March 08 and DD born July 2010 smile

GP Lets No 119

To put it politely, she doesn't really sit well with my parenting style, and I would imagine you will get similar replies from others here?!?

[quote author=Ronnie link=topic=406.msg5188#msg5188 date=1189851082]
Oh dear whoops!
I'd still like to know what people think who've read it though, especially those on this forum..
So far reviews I've read are about 50/50 good and bad…

I bought a copy of her book before my eldest daughter was born because a friend recommended it.  I think I got as far as the bit where she tells you how to do your baby's laundry and when to eat a slice of toast and have a cup of tea before I concluded that it wasn't for me.  And that's putting it mildly.

I still have the book and you can have if free if you will pay the postage - you may prefer to get it out of the libarary though!

pm me if you want it.

D x

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