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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.
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 Acknowledgments Ayurvedic Constitutional Survey Reading Group Guide About the Author