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Help for parents and doctors! Part 1
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    Re: Viable alternatives to Toddler Taming

    Dear Ellen,

    Thank you for your letter and the many alternative recommended books, it is a fascinating topic. My opinions were mainly personal and parenting styles are a personal choice and differ greatly. I would however wish to reply firstly to your comments on the 'controlled crying' technique. This is not 'prolonged, unrelieved stress', it is a well researched technique of managing sleep behaviours where the...

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    Viable alternatives to Toddler Taming

    I read with interest Deborah Shanks' article on the book Toddler Taming by Christopher Green (Vermilion, 2006). Senior colleagues recommended that I read this book during my community paediatric placement, and several of my peers also told me they found it useful both personally and professionally.

    I would like to offer an alternative for those who, like me, seek gentler, more compassionate parenting methods, a...

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