The Shepherdess, by C. A. Scott
No punishment, manipulation, bribes or consequences.
Is it possible to parent this way?
Won't the kids turn out demanding and naughty?
How will they learn about the real world?
How will they learn to do what is right?
In a time when society tells us to punish and manipulate our children
in order to get them to conform, the concept of treating children with
respect, and honouring their natural needs is foreign. Packed full of
the very latest research, Scott delivers a timely message about the
importance of nurturing using progressive parenting, how it works,
how it will help each and every mother shepherd and lead their children
without controlling them.
$19.95 +$2.00 postage to anywhere in the world.
'Our children are safer and saner than they seem, even to us. That's the
good news. The even better news is that once we start to believe in them,
we can worry less, enjoy them more and even – says this reassuring book
– trust ourselves to do the right thing as parents.' – Lenore Skenazy, host,
World's Worst Mom, author Free-Range Kids
'This is a book that will confront and challenge: to many, parenting
without control equals being 'out of control'. That can be terrifying.
The good news is that parents have nothing to fear when they trust
and honour the innate goodness of their babies and children. This
engaging book does not offer 'one size fits all' solutions. Instead,
it shows through science, wisdom and love, as well as practical strategies, how respectful, connected nurturing will help your unique
and amazing child thrive from infancy through childhood. Be brave,
let go of 'control' and be affirmed as you nurture with confidence in
your child and yourself!'
Pinky McKay, Lactation consultant, best-selling author (Parenting By Heart, Sleeping Like a Baby, Toddler Tactics) mum of five and gentle parenting advocate.