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    DescriptionThe Natural Child is the instruction manual that should have come with your child. Derek Markham, ecoBrain The Natural Child makes a compelling case for a return to attachment parenting, a child-rearing approach that has come naturally for parents throughout most of human history. In this insightful guide, parenting specialist Jan Hunt links together attachment parenting principles with child advocacy and homeschooling philosophies, offering a consistent approach to raising a loving, trusting, and confident child. The Natural Child dispels the myths of "tough love," building baby's self-reliance by ignoring its cries, and the necessity of spanking to enforce discipline. Instead, the book explains the value of extended breast-feeding, family co-sleeping, and minimal child-parent separation. Homeschooling, like attachment parenting, nurtures feelings of self-worth, confidence, and trust. The author draws on respected leaders of the homeschool movement such as John Taylor Gatto and John Holt, guiding the reader through homeschool approaches that support attachment parenting principles. Being an ally to children is spontaneous for caring adults, but intervening on behalf of a child can be awkward and surrounded by social taboo. The Natural Child shows how to stand up for a child's rights effectively and sensitively in many difficult situations. The role of caring adults, points out Hunt, is not to give children "lessons in life"-but to employ a variation of The Golden Rule, and treat children as we would like to have been treated in childhhood. Jan Hunt is the Director of The Natural Child Project, Coordinator of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in British Columbia, and on the Board of Directors for Attachment Parenting International. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.


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    Title
    The Natural Child
    Subtitle
    Parenting from the Heart
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jan Hunt, Foreword by Peggy O'Mara
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 274 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780865714403
    ISBN 10: 0865714401
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC E4L: CHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.3
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: CF
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Libri: I-CF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27210
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 649.1
    BISAC V2.8: FAM034000
    B&T General Subject: 200
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 09
    Abridged Dewey: 649
    LC classification: HQ
    BISAC V2.8: FAM029000, EDU000000
    Thema V1.0: VFX
    Illustrations note
    1 port.
    Publisher
    New Society Publishers
    Imprint name
    New Society Publishers
    Publication date
    24 January 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Gabriola Island
    Author Information
    Jan Hunt is the Director of The Natural Child Project, Coordinator of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in British Columbia, and on the Board of Directors for Attachment Parenting International. She has been featured on CNN Headline News and Yahoo.com and contributes to Mothering, Growing Without Schooling, Compleat Mother and Readers Digest.