The Natural Child dispels the myth of "tough love" and makes a compelling case for loving guidance, compassion, and respect. In this insightful guide, read by Keaton Simons, parenting specialist Jan Hunt links together attachment parenting principles with child advocacy and home-schooling philosophies, offerring a consistent approach to raising a loving, trusting, and confident child.
Jan Hunt is the director of The Natural Child Project and the coordinator of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She has been featured on CNN Headline News and Yahoo.com and contributes to Mothering Magazine, Growing Without Schooling, The Compleat Mother, and Reader's Digest.
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The Natural Child is a collection of essays on parenting and education which I wrote between 1988 and the present. The essays were written to help parents and future parents understand the critical importance of treating their children with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion from infancy into adulthood. I hope to inspire parents toward a new way of being with their children that allows for a mutually trusting and loving relationship based on respectful, gentle guidance and emotional support.
This approach has been called “attachment parenting” or “empathic parenting”. It is often considered to be “New Age” but it is in fact, age-old. Many of the practices that I recommend in this book were the norm for thousands of generations, and have only been questioned within the last 100 years or less.
Empathic parenting, to put it most simply, is believing what we know in our heart to be true. Children raised with love and compassion will be free to use their time as adults in meaningful and creative ways, rather than expressing their childhood hurts in ways that harm themselves or others. If adults have no need to deal with the past, they can live fully in the present.
It is my belief that through empathic parenting the world can become a more peaceful and a more humane place, where every child can grow to adulthood with a generous capacity for empathy and trust. Our society has no more urgent task.About the Author:
Jan Hunt is the Director of The Natural Child Project, Coordinator of the Canadian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children in British Columbia, and on the Board of Directors for Attachment Parenting International. She has been featured on CNN Headline News and Yahoo.com and contributes to Mothering, Growing Without Schooling, Compleat Mother and Readers Digest.
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