ForeWord Magazine BOOK-OF-THE-YEAR 2005 FINALIST. Pam Leo's work is receiving critical acclaim for its profound importance to the parenting community:
Joseph Chilton Pearce, author, "Magical Child": Over the years I have followed Pam Leo's laudable work as a teacher of parents and expecting parents. No other issue facing us today is so critical as this work of hers, re-establishing parental bonding with infant-child as nature intended. Indeed, our survival as a nation and species is dependent on this reconnection.
Suzanne Arms, Founder of Birthing The Future, author, "Immaculate Deception": Connection Parenting is the book we will all wish our parents had read when we were born and passed on to us when our children were born. For parents and grandparents who want the best for their children of any age, Connection Parenting contains the sacred grandmother wisdom that will reconnect us with our children.
John W. Travis, MD, MPH, author, "Wellness Workbook", cofounder Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children: Our best hope for transforming the lives of children is connection parenting.
Meryn Callander, President and cofounder Alliance for Transforming the Lives of Children: Connection Parenting speaks to the very heart of what both children and parents need in order to thrive, rather than merely survive...connection. Supporting parents in strengthening the parent-child bond is the responsibility of each and every one of us, and the prerequisite to the well-being of our world.
Ray Castellino, DC., RCST: Every child, every parent needs Connection Parenting. Pam Leo's brilliant work, Connection Parenting, is on the top of our reading list.
Barbara Wishingrad, Founder and President, The Rebozo Way Project: Connection parenting is the perfect extension of in-arms, continuum, or attachment parenting with our little ones--and it fits in our present day culture in a way that makes it accessible to families from all kinds of backgrounds and belief systems.
Jen Noble, Editor/Publisher Parent & Family: Pam Leo's Connection Parenting urges us to use what time we DO have to connect with our children, and to make an effort to create that special one-on-one time. Her poignant words offer a positive and proactive approach to parenting within today's limitations and pressures, without a load of guilt and blame placed on busy parents.
Aletha Solter, Ph.D., Director of the Aware Parenting Institute, author, "The Aware Baby": Among the hundreds of parenting books available today, Pam Leo's handbook, Connection Parenting, is like a breath of fresh air. Don't be deceived by its simplicity. She has captured the essence of good parenting with profound and compassionate advice.
Diane Gossen, author, "It's All About WE; Rethinking Discipline Using Restitution": I am delighted with Pam Leo's book. It has a host of practical ideas anyone of us can use to enjoy our children or grand-children.
Tom Adams, Founder, KidFlourish: I loved Connection Parenting because it gently encouraged me to connect with my kids in ways I hadn't quite heard before. Thanks Pam, for sharing this wisdom in a powerful yet uncomplicated way.
Lisa Reagan, co-founder Families for Natural Living: Grounded in field-tested experience for three decades, Pam's illuminating insights into the components of creating and preserving the sacred bond between parent and child picks up where basic attachment parenting and Continuum Concept recommendations end. This readable book offers practical, compassionate parenting tools that are sure to make it an instant classic. This is the parenting book I have been waiting for! Thank you Pam!
Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACPM, FACOEM, former Executive Vice President American College of Preventive Medicine: The only solution to the unsustainable skyrocketing cost of medical care is prevention. The groundbreaking book Connection Parenting powerfully and effectively addresses root causes of many ills in our society--alienation, violence, substance abuse, depression and other mental illnesses. Pam Leo's clear vision of how to foster bonding and attachment at the beginning of life and to sustain it through continuing connection with children offers practical assistance for families everywhere. Connection parenting offers true hope for preventing the unsustainable skyrocketing cost of medical care in our society today.
Beth Stoddard, MBA, Licensed Edu-K Consultant nd Brain Gym® Instructor: The parents of the children in my Brain Gym practice and the students in my courses are very eager to learn from all Pam's years of experience and from her deep understanding and profound honoring of the uniqueness of each individual child. I'll just keep a supply of her books in my office--the parents' "Bible" and encourage each family to buy a copy. Connection Parenting is the perfect baby present for every new parent.
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