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June 03, 2004

Frazzled Babywiser

I was totally convinced that Ezzo was the way to go. In fact, before my daughter was born, nobody could convince me that Ezzo was bad. I was very determined to have a "good" kid. However, I was an extremely uptight, frazzled Babywiser. . .

Read the rest of K's story at Ezzo.Info's Voices of Experience.

Considering our previous discussion here about RAD, I found it interesting that this mama mentions

at the time we stopped using Ezzo's methods, she did not smile for me, would not be held, and gave no eye contact. By that time, she actually cried in our arms until we put her down! I actually stumbled across the ezzo.info website as I was researching Reactive Attachment Disorder due to these worrisome behaviors.

Update: Dy, Matt Hall and Michael Bates are also blogging on Ezzo this week.


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Ow... :-(

Thanks for your efforts, Tulip Girl, to help parents and children not have to learn the hard way.

Posted by: Carol at June 3, 2004 09:28 PM

K says:

"One thing that I never realized until I ventured away from the Babywise book is this: Many (not all) babies will eventually put themselves on a schedule. You can have a degree of predictability with a lot of babies. It's funny to me because I didn't even think this was possible unless you did Babywise."

I was orginally attracted to Babywise because of my love of predictable schedules. Thank God, some friends helped me see the light before our kids were born. At the time my friend told me, "if you want some advice about a schedule, there are better places to look, without all the garbage that comes with the Ezzo stuff." What great advice!

Posted by: Missy at June 4, 2004 12:15 AM

We were discussing Ezzo in our last Bradley class last night. I told everyone about ezzo.info -- not that anyone was planning on doing the Ezzo thing, but it's helpful for when you meet someone who is... I really appreciate you sharing these stories regularly. Hopefully, I learned enough from others' mistakes and won't have to repeat them myself.

Posted by: kristen at June 4, 2004 04:17 AM

Thanks for the encouragement, y'all!

And kristin, you will make your own mistakes--but I'm glad you won't be making mine! But I believe even those mistakes God uses to help us AND our children become the people He has created us to be. And I've seen how a mother's love overrides so many mistakes. *grin* How are you feeling, btw? I can't believe how soon you are moving after the baby is due.

Posted by: TulipGirl at June 4, 2004 06:53 PM

I'm sure I'll make plenty of mistakes, and I'll try to share them with others so they don't repeat mine :o) As far as how I am feeling, I am starting to be really sore and more "ready" physically, mentally and logistically. Less than a month from my due date! The moving thing really should not be as bad as it sounds. I will carry my sweet daughter aboard a plane in a nice, new baby carrier and arrive to be taken care of by my mom, dad and siblings while Mike loads, drives and unloads all of our stuff. I get to see my friends and show off the baby. He's the one who's actually moving everything... The doctor demanded it be that way, and we were happy to comply.

Posted by: kristen at June 6, 2004 03:00 AM

Less than a month?! My, how time flies when it's another mama who is pregnant!

We moved shortly after both #3 and #4 were born. Hubby did bear the brunt of the move. I'm glad you'll have your family to baby you and your newborn. *grin*

Posted by: TulipGirl at June 6, 2004 04:19 AM

There was just a discussion about Ezzo at my blog. Turns out a church we were thinking of attending offers the classes and I've been praying and fretting (hmmm, need to do more praying) over whether to go, and fight the good fight, or not take our children there at all. *sigh* Anyhow, up sprung a discussion about it. I linked to your blog, as you've had some wonderful resources about it before, but see how God works- here you are talkin' about it this week! Praise the Lord! And thank you for doing so much to further information and availability of information for others. You are such a blessing. :-) I had almost commented about the connection between RAD and Ezzo, as well, but didn't have time to do the research before posting.

Off to read more!


Posted by: Dy at June 10, 2004 02:31 PM

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