- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing; 2nd edition (July 7, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932279768
- ISBN-13: 978-1932279764
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #306,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Connection Parenting is utterly transformational. -- Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother- Daughter Wisdom
Empowering, simple and undeniably true. -- Kali Wendorf, editor byronchild magazine
Pam Leo's "minimum daily requirements" of connection are the vitamins of everyday parenting. -- Bonnie Harris, author,
Pam Leo's brilliant work is needed by every child and every parent., it's on the top of our reading list. -- Jay Castellino, DC., RCST, Clinic Director: BEBA
This groundbreaking book powerfully and effectively addresses the root causes of many ills in our society. -- Kent W. Peterson, MD, FACPM, FACOEM --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
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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. --This text refers to the Kindle Edition edition.
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The one thing the book has going for it is that it's set up as a discussion book, so it would be helpful for a group of folks wanting to meet weekly to discuss attachment parenting who had other resources that explained better the theory and science behind AP. I would recommend "The Science of Parenting" by Margot Sunderland. Superb.
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I just finished Connection Parenting and wanted to write and tell you how much I loved it. I actually read through it and plan to go back and take each chapter by chapter and do all the exercises. Even just reading straight through has helped so much. I finished it yesterday and found myself today trying not say don't and to think twice speak once.
I feel this book has so much needed information for parents. Each chapter I read I kept saying to myself, that makes so much sense. I would take key paragraphs and have my husband read them. He too found it helpful. Though we are attachment parenters to our 20 month old son , there are still things I find myself say or do that I want to change. It also brought me back to childhood and habits I have made sense to me. Like crying when angry and biting my nails for example.
I could go on and on about what I liked about the book, but since it was everything, I just want to share the certain points you made that I can't get out of my head.
The Ghandi/Hitler role reversal section was very powerful. The think twice/speak once had a huge impact on me. It just make total sense. The section where you wrote about babies crying is supposed to bother us is information that I knew, but when you followed it with a child's button pushing behavior is also meant to bother us. Again made total sense. Of course they are trying to tell us something is wrong!
again, this is just a short list of what I loved about the book.
I made a promise to myself after I had my son that when any friend or family member became pregnant I was going to give them a selection of books that I felt were important to read. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, and The Baby Book are at the top of the list. I want you to know Connection Parenting just got added to my must give list and one of the top ones. Though my son is only 20 months, I wish I had had it when I was pregnant. Your book is a must have for any parent.
Thank you so much for this book and I would love to see your workshop in NH!