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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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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Recent Permission to Mother Reviews

I highly enjoyed reading this book and found it to be a real eye opener. In the five years that I have been mothering, I have come to distrust many doctors. The doctors I have been to do not seem to understand the importance and need for attachment parenting. Epidurals, C-sections, vaccinations, over use of antibiotics, etc. seem to be much more accepted in mainstream America than natural birth, homebirth, extended breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, tandem nursing, and homeschooling. To find a real MD that not only encourages these naturalistic practices, but came around to adopting all of them personally is beyond refreshing. I loved the brevity of each chapter and found myself finishing the book quickly because I wanted to just read one more chapter and that kept happening over and over. I think the book's overall appeal comes from the fact that Denise Punger is so open and vulnerable, she didn't hide anything about her experiences or opinions. I felt like i really knew this woman after reading the book. I too came to adopt many of these attachment parenting practices on my own, after searching out what I felt was right for me, my children, and family. In a world where there is so much advice and information from doctors encouraging us to detach from our children as young as possible, it is beneficial for women to know that there are other ways to parent. Hopefully more mothers will seek the permission they need to mother by reading this informative book!

This review is perspective from a woman who breaks the stereo type of attached parenting/child led weaning/cloth diapering/all things considered "alternative". To have this book in my personal library has given me much pride as a woman and mother and I plan on
passing it along to my daughters in the hopes that it resonates with them and hopefullly it will empower them as much if not more than it did me. Another word that comes to my heart to describe this book is validating. To have a woman who has had the exposure to the world of all things medical come forward to share her journey on mothering the way she chose is and will be so validating for many women and men who question themselves over criticism from those they respect and trust (esp the opinions in the medical field). Everyone who loves to read knows that some books are so special they crawl in your heart and live their forever well this is one of those books for me. If you need a fresh perspective on parenting and or you need some validation this is def the book for you.

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