New parent trying to do the right thing but tired of thinking for yourself?
Just wishing for a secretive, authoritarian, and uncredentialed charismatic leader to provide you with an elemental-fear-based, irrationally and incorrectly nostalgic, anarchy- rebellion-, and immorality-saturated worldview based on a woefully superficial and sensationalistic cable news-level-of-analysis, combined with a rigid, formulaic, isolation- and schedule-based methodology for instilling some good-old-fashioned respect and discipline into your whiny, self-centered, instant-gratification-craving, borderline immoral newborn, an approach which is unencumbered by any relationship with so-called "science" [including so-called sciences of "physiology" and "pediatrics"], and you want to make sure that nearly every medical professional group in the country AND every leading pediatrics expert has come out against it, warning it can starve and harm kids and might even contribute to some of the longterm mental and emotional problems its proponents claim to be preventing? [try diagramming that sentence, college boy -ed.]
Been praying for a parenting system that's as clear, unambiguous, controversy-free, and easily interpreted as The Bible or, barring that, that has a few tenuous scriptural references thrown in, at least in the editions distributed at megachurch, but which have been quietly removed from the "secular" editions because, frankly, that sells better?
Sure, we all are.
That's why Gary Ezzo created Babywise back in the early 1990's. Now over ten years later, with the exception of a few minor edits foisted on him by the evil secularists in the science and children's health communities, Babywise is still on track to achieving Ezzo's dream of "captur[ing] the hearts and minds of the next generation." Says Ezzo, "We gave the last [two generations] over to the ideological humanists; they have our tax dollar and the public classroom to bring about their agenda. We cannot collectively capture the minds of the next generation without educating the minds of today's parents." Amen.
AND I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:From 1998 in Salon's Mothers [sic] Who Think section: Getting Wise to "Babywise" [salon.com via Philosopher Dad, who has links and a bit of experience with Babywisdom himself.]
And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.
And when that book's Amazon rankings did reach ten, the seventh trumpet did sound, and the earth did roll up like a scroll, and there was much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth among the false prophets in that day.
- Rev. 10:1-2, give or take
On Becoming Babywise Amazon ranking today: #374. Yesterday: #325.