Friday, December 31, 2004


Books I’ve read that have influenced my parenting (disregard post date):
*** Favorite books are marked with three stars

*** Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, by Naomi Aldort
* Active Birth, by Janet Balaskas
* Diaper Free! The Gentle Wisdom of Natural Infant Hygiene, by Ingrid Bauer
* A Secure Base: Parent-Child Attachment and Healthy Human Development, by John Bowlby
* Mothering Your Nursing Toddler, by Norma Jane Bumgarner
* Playful Parenting, by Lawrence Cohen
* Raising Musical Kids, by Robert Cutietta
* You Are Your Child's First Teacher, Rahima Baldwin Dancy
* Becoming The Parent You Want To Be, Laura Davis & Janis Keyser
* Moving a Puddle, by Sandra Dodd
* The Complete Organic Pregnancy, by Deirdre Dolan and Alexandra Zissu
* Miseducation of Preschoolers, by David Elkind
* How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
* Siblings Without Rivalry, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
* Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats, by Sally Fallon
* The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School, by Valerie Fitzenreiter
* Adventures in Tandem Nursing, by Hilary Flower
*** Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, by Ina May Gaskin
* Dumbing us Down, by John Taylor Gatto
* Parent Effectiveness Training, by Thomas Gordon
* Anger, by Thich Nhat Hanh
* Being Peace, by Thich Nhat Hanh
*** The Miracle of Mindfulness: A Manual on Meditation, by Thich Nhat Hanh
* Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids, by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson
* The Underachieving School, by John Holt
*** How Children Learn, by John Holt
* How Children Fail, by John Holt
* Instead of Education, by John Holt
* Learning all the Time, by John Holt
* Teach Your Own, by John Holt
* The Natural Child, by Jan Hunt
*** The Unschooling Unmanual, by Jan Hunt
*** Parenting From Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice, by Inbal Kashtan
* Raising Cain : Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys, by Dan Kindlon, Michael Thompson
*** Unconditional Parenting, by Alfie Kohn
* Parenting a Free Child, an Unschooling Life, by Rue Kream
*** Connection Parenting, by Pam Leo
* The Continuum Concept, Jean Liedloff
* Homeschooling Our Children, Unschooling Ourselves, by Alison McKee
* The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents, William Martin
* Storytelling with Children, by Nancy Mellon
* Say Good-Bye to Illness, by Devi S. Nambudripad
* Primal Health: Understanding the Critical Period between Conception and the First Birthday, by Michael Odent
* Heaven on Earth, by Sharifa Oppenheimer
* Beyond the Rainbow Bridge, Nurturing our children from birth to seven, by Barbara Patterson & Pamela Bradley
* Raising Children Compassionately : Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way, by Marshall Rosenberg
* The Baby Book, by Dr. Sears
* The Successful Child, by Dr. Sears
* Practical Waldorf at Home: Kindergarten with Your 3-6 Year Old, by Donna Simmons
* Joyful Movement, by Donna Simmons
* Our Babies, Ourselves, by Meredith Small
* The Book of Learning and Forgetting, by Frank Smith
* Tears and Tantrums, by Aletha Solter
* Young at Art, by Susan Striker
* The Family Bed, by Tine Thevenin
* Pre-Parenting: Nurturing Your Child from Conception, by Thomas Verny and Pamela Weintraub


Yoav's List of known Allergies (Disregard Date):

Cow's Milk
Eggplant, lightly cooked (mild reaction, red rash around mouth, no hives)
Soy (including soy lecithin)
Tomatoes, Uncooked (mild reaction, red rash around mouth, no hives)

*Eggplant and Tomatoes are both in the nightshade family of veggies, which also includes peppers - Yoav has never had a raw pepper - the reaction is only when cooked or lightly cooked because cooking reduces alkaloids (which seems to be what causes the reaction) in nightshades by 40-50%.