I often wonder if the practice of "crying-it-out" is my generation's hot topic much like bottle feeding was with my mother's generation. When Elias was a baby I had read very little about crying-it-out (CIO), but knew that it went against every motherly instinct I had. However, I would continually hear "don't let the baby manipulate you" or "train up a child..." I would retreat and go against what I felt as a mother.
By the time Josiah came along 17 months later I knew I could not go through what I went through with Elias. God pressed down on my heart and began to speak to me about Fatherhood. My loving Father knows me, responds to my cries and comforts me. He would teach me about my precious son, reveal to me the source of his cries, and help me to comfort Josiah. It was a breaking experience and endless hours were spent rocking and bouncing Josiah. I learned sacrifice and selflessness, the Lord's sustainment, and how to get comfort and guidance from my Father.
Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo have become well-known for writing the books On Becoming Babywise and Growing Kids God's Way. I have become sickened to learn that so many churches endorse GKGW and believe it to be the heart of God for parenting. The more I study Isaiah and the precious heavenly Dad I have the more sickened I am at the lies Ezzo attempts to preach.
There are many resources on the net that argue Ezzo's teachings, but I have grown particularly fond of one in particular. I hope that as a soon-to-parent, parent, or as an influential person in a child's life that you will take time to read through this website: