Misadventures of a Parenting Yogi Cloth Diapers, Cosleeping, and My (Sometimes Successful) Quest for Conscious Parenting

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  • Copyright: 5/13/2014
  • Publisher: New World Library
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In this hilarious, heartfelt book, Brian Leaf tackles parenting with a unique blend of research and humor. He explores Attachment Parenting, as well as Playful, Unconditional, Simplicity, and good old Dr. Spock parenting. He tries cloth diapers, no diapers, cosleeping, and no sleeping. Join him on his rollicking journey in this one-of-a-kind parenting guide.

Author Biography

Brian Leaf is the owner and director of the holistic New Leaf Learning Center in western Massachusetts. He has studied, practiced, and taught yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda for 23 years. He lives in Northampton, MA.

Table of Contents

Preface: Lox 'n Latkes
Chapter 1. Before Babies
Chapter 2. Not Not-Trying
Chapter 3. A Squirrel in Our Bed
Chapter 4. Birthing Class
Chapter 5. Six Days of Labor
Chapter 6: Thanksgiving
Chapter 7. The Phlebotomist
Chapter 8. Sweet Baby Lemongelo
Chapter 9. The Myth of Smegma
Chapter 10. The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
Chapter 11. Say Goodbye to Your Luscious Down Comforter
Chapter 12. Attachment Parenting
Chapter 13. Vaccines and George W. Bush
Chapter 14. Dr. Emmett Holt: History's Bad Boy of Sleep Training
Chapter 15. Dr. Richard Ferber: The Ultimate White Man
Chapter 16. Get Help!
Chapter 17. What is this 1850?
Chapter 18. My Osteopathic Shaman
Chapter 19. The Bugaboo Donkey
Chapter 20. The Vulcan Baby Grip
Chapter 21. The Perfect Parent
Chapter 22. Punished by Rewards
Chapter 23: Unconditional Parenting
Chapter 24. The Christmas Dreidel
Chapter 25. Kid’s Yoga
Chapter 26. Hypnobirthing
Chapter 27. Never Argue with a Woman in Labor
Chapter 28. Grease Lightening
Chapter 29. Kid’s Korner
Chapter 30. Elimination Communication
Chapter 31. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Chapter 32. Get Me A Beer
Chapter 33. Playful Parenting
Chapter 34. Meditation
Chapter 35. Kohn Meet Cohen
Chapter 36. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Chapter 37. Poop
Chapter 38. It’s Not Personal
Chapter 39. Divorce
Chapter 40. Simplicity Parenting
Chapter 41. Sex
Chapter 42. Operation Meditation
Chapter 43. Ayurveda
Chapter 44. Choosing a School
Chapter 45. Never Skip Lunch
Chapter 46. Debt
Chapter 47. Free Range Parenting
Epilogue: Be Loved
Author’s Note
Ayurvedic Constitutional Survey
Reading Group Guide
About the Author

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