husband and I have evolved as attached parents, co-sleepers, and
I as an extended breastfeeder through our own instincts, but
also from the inspiration, guidance and knowledge of Jan Hunt,
her book and her website. We are in a minority amongst friends
and acquaintances, and sometimes this can make us, but me in
particular, feel isolated and lonely. I do not doubt any more
that what we are doing is right for our little girl and for us,
but frequent visits to Jan's website and her book are constant
sources of encouragement and confidence boosters that help and
guide us enormously.
Thank you Jan.
I just found your site a couple
of days ago while looking for info for my online course, I'd
just like to say that I think it will be quite interesting,
especially the updates and guest writers.
I love, love, love you
people!!! Just thought you'd want to know. I am *so* lucky to
have found this website!
Best to you & yours,
San Francisco, CA
This is the very first time I
have visited your website, and I have fallen in love with it.
I'm placing your link on my website. My site is very new, and I
have much work to do on it but I really am impressed with all
the work you and your son have done to create such a valuable
resource within your website.
Sincerely, Kelly Wolfe
What an amazing website you have.
It has been so helpful to me. Keep up the great work. God bless
you in all you do.
This brief note is to let you
know that your website has helped me IMMENSELY and has given me
hope and the most practical help I have ever received as a
parent! I sometimes weep as I read the articles contained here
and I have seen the fruit of this compassionate way of parenting
in just a few weeks! I have been a parent for 18 years and
have four children ages 18,10,8 and 15 months. I am a Christian
and find this style of parenting to be the most "Christlike"
I have ever encountered! I personally had never felt comfortable
with some of the traditional methods of discipline employed by
many well meaning folks. I would like to share more but don't
want to overload your e-mail.
Please be assured that you are
doing such a wonderful act of kindness and you are really
helping people-I thank God for directing me to this website and
for restoring my hope and my joy not only in parenting but just
"Jesus said,' Let the little
children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of
heaven belongs to such as these.' When he had placed his hands
on them, he went on from there." Matthew 19:14,15
Mrs. Kelly T.
I want to thank you so much for your site, it has made a
profound difference in my life and has enhanced my relationship
with my son's to a great degree. I have always been an
attachment parent but of course have made many mistakes along
the way. Your insights have truly put into words so much of what
I believe, and beyond. I have learned A LOT!
I have just found your website and I am thrilled. Everything
is wonderful. I have just ordered your magazine and some copies
of Whatever Happened to
Mother? I started reading it online and couldn't stop. I
write a free parenting newsletter that supports breastfeeding,
co-sleeping, natural birth/parenting and truly respecting the
child and his/her needs. I cannot wait to put information about
your site in my newsletter. There is a whole community of AP
moms out there who would really love your site. THANK YOU! THANK
Publisher, The Wise Mom
As I write this, my husband and three of our children are
snoozing the early morning away in our bed. Our 9 year old
son usually sleeps with his 12 year old brother, but still likes
"our" bed best. Our twin sons are now five years
old and in no hurry to move. My husband and I were
discussing the purchase of a new bed to replace the old one, and
all the kids (including our teen age daughters) were stricken -
"that's the best bed in the house!" When our
oldest children were born, we didn't know there was a
"name" for our child rearing philosophy (except
"you two are nuts") but we're very glad we followed
our hearts and minds and so are our children. Thanks for your
very affirming website!
Thank you for providing this wonderful resource. It's
very encouraging, and I find myself visiting often.
Chris Anne Johnson
What a wonderful, deeply sensible
and intelligent site. since the birth of my daughter I am
inspired by reading it.
Sandra Lorenz from Berlin,
Love your site! I am the mother of a 12 year old autistic son
and 3 year old "typical" daughter. While it is easy to
practice AP with my daughter, it is quite difficult with my son.
I would love to see some information on how to further adapt AP
styles for kids with special needs, especially autistic spectrum
"And there you are, saying we have the moon so now the
Thank you so much for this site.
We are strong believers in attachment parenting. I sometimes
feel discouraged because we are swimming against the current in
so much of our child rearing. I come to your site every few days
to bolster my resolve and strengthen my skills. I know we are
raising our son the right way. I would love to connect with any
other parents of 3 year olds -- to share experiences with.
Christine Schlattner M.A.
My partner and I have just had our first child at home and in
exactly the way we wanted. We had a brilliant mid wife which
helped tremendously. There is a large number of people out there
who are steering people away from bringing up their children
naturally and it is reassuring to know that there are
organisations out there, such as yours, encouraging parents to
follow their own intuition and follow a natural path.
This is a great site, I'm glad I ran across it, I have an 11
year old with Muscular Dystrophy, and a 2 year old. So I'm
always interested in sites to do with children.
I'd like to say that, though I
am only 17, I have been raised the past 7 or 8 years in a
household that encourages the beliefs of Alice
Miller and others' teachings. I have seen the impact that
dealing with your past (however dark it may be) can have on you.
I have watched several people in my life turn their lives around
and start living their lives to the fullest, due to many hours
of emotionally stressful work. It is not always easy to remember
things from the past. Many of these things have been forgotten
by the one who keeps them... because their subconscious knows
that it is too much work to bring to the surface. I am very
thankful to have this knowledge in my life, and I am glad to
have such a gigantic head start on life... if it weren't for the
few people out there that have voiced their opinions on this
subject, I would not be where I am today, nor would many people
I care about.
Thank-you for sharing your
beliefs, and good luck in the future!
Grand Forks, B.C. Canada
Thank you so much
for having such a good, informative website for parents and
caregivers of children. Your site was recommended to me by my
Lactation Consultant. I am a brand new parent. A lot of the
articles dealing with Breast Feeding and Parental Instincts
really spoke to me. They helped me feel confident in listening
to MY instincts and NOT everyone's "You should / You
Shouldn't" criticism philosophies of life. My older family
members tend to give me lots to contend with. I know they mean
well but I mean well too in doing my best for my new baby as
well. I will highly recommend this site to all I know who deal
with children. Sincerely Christine N.
SSM, Ontario Canada
I feel very
reassured after wandering through this web-site! We started
homeschooling our 9-year-old son 2-1/2 years ago and gradually
fell into unschooling along the way. Even though I instinctively
know that we're doing what's right for our child, it's still
sometimes difficult for me to "keep the faith" because
my son's development is so lop-sided; i.e., reading at a 9th
grade level but still struggling with addition. Thank you for
helping me to remember why we chose the unschooling path!
Ogden, UT USA
I think this website
is famous. It is in a book that is titled "101 Best
Websites for Kids." I love the book and this place.
Campbell, OH USA
Happy to see more and more natural families popping up every
day! If we left each other to mother as our instincts told us we
would all mother "naturally"-- We are an AP family and
are VERY happy!!! We breastfeed, co-sleep, baby wear, and listen
to babies cues! I have a Yahoo group for Co-Sleeping Families.
Thanks again for the wonderful site.
Mom to 9 month old Skylar
Raleigh, North Carolina USA
I wish had found
this site 7 months ago when my son was born! I am a first time
mother who has felt overwhelmed by conflicting advice.
Fortunately, I do remember what it was like to be very young and
NOT feel secure and safe because the adult caring for me felt
that I needed to be controlled and trained. Hopefully I have
done a much better job of making my son feel that I will always
be there for him and that I do my best to understand his needs.
I have not been called
"crazy" but I have been told that I need another child
to distract me from my son. Several people have told me that I
am spoiling him. Now that IS crazy!!! He's so little and so
Thanks for the site - it is a
site about LOVE!
Centreville, VA USA
What an absolutely
wonderful wonderful and beautiful site. I have spent about 4
hours reading your articles so far, and finally I feel there are
people out there with views similar to mine.
I especially loved your story
Crazy Mother", I related to it so much, as I am often
labeled this by my daughters school and other parents. They feel
I am being so petty for standing up for such issues like why
should she be punished or the whole class for the actions of one
child, and telling the teachers that the kids aren't
backchatting they are expressing their opinion and have a right
to do so.
I am often accused of letting my
child do whatever she wants but of course this comes from people
who don't know anything of our life, but on the other hand I am
constantly told what a lovely well mannered and kind child she
is, and I say yes she is thank you and I am so very proud of her
she is my angel. As a child I was severely abused and I feel
that her being the beautiful person that she is, I definitely do
take credit for it, it is the one thing so far in my life I feel
I have done right and can be proud of. I agree completely we
need to teach adults to be more kind and compassionate to
children and the elderly, maybe then we wouldn't have so many
people in need of so much therapy, and humans would start to be
Once again your site is an
inspiration to me and I am going to draw from your articles and
Brisbane, Queensland Australia