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I have only positive things to say about Permission to Mother, an autobiographical account of a thoughtful mother and clinician who courageously writes from her heart, soul, brain, and personal experience; who is open to change in her views and opinions and is not guided by the safety of rules of any group or the status quo; she is guided by love and openness to the experiences life brings her and her family. Her process benefits her and those around her and those who read her words. And to add to that, the writing style and story telling ability here make it a very enjoyable read speckled with both the humor and seriousness of life. ~Laura Keegan RN FNP, author of Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy
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It's taken almost a year to help Scott complete Level 7 BartonReading! We have lots to blame: moving and taking time off, remediation and reviewing. At the beginning of October we made it a goal to finish the remaining lessons.Despite the length of time its taken to make progress through this level Scott is a good reader now. In this level, Scott had learned how an "r" following a vowel changes the sound the vowel. He has learned a lot of rules for spelling and reading. So many, don't ask me what they are, I can barely keep them straight. He seems to comprehend the (dis)logic behind our language. As long as their is a reason, he gets it. Level 8, I can't wait to meet you, not!
Here is a post back when we began this reading program.
I am in private practice in St. Lucie County, Florida -- Punger Family Medicine, LLC. My boys are past the adventurous baby phase. I am making lots of adjustments in our homeschool approach as the boys mature and reveal their individuality.
Denise Punger MD IBCLC is a family physician who has very specialized interests and skills. Although she continues to do 'regular' family medicine: school physicals, routine checks, and treat common infections, new patients come to her because of her unique gift and love for breastfeeding medicine, minimally-invasive well-baby care, appreciation for birth plans, attachment-parenting philosophy, and selective vaccination schedules. She has been evaluating newborns with tongue-tie and preforming office frenotomies (and ULT) for over 15 years to preserve the nursing relationship.
She supports prevention through nutrition, respects food sensitivities, and understands how hormone balance influence mood and overall well-being in the adult. She's been prescribing bio-identicals over 10 years. She has authored Permission to Mother. Patients travel and call for consults from all over. She has a strong online presence. Visit her facebook page,Punger Family Medicine LLC.
"Permission to Mother is an account of one doctor's personal journey into motherhood. She seeks the best possible choices including exhilarating birth experiences and breastfeeding beyond current societal norms, and explains how her personal choices affected her professional choices on her quest to find a more baby and woman-centered approach to birth and breastfeeding." ~ La Leche League International.