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Babywise, Growing Kids God's Way [GKGW] and other parenting programs developed by Gary Ezzo and Anne Marie Ezzo are marketed through the Ezzos' for-profit organization, Growing Families International [GFI].
Churches promote the Ezzos' parenting classes and parents enthusiastically spread the word about these books and classes that promise to end sleepless nights for parents while developing virtue in babies and children.Ardent Adherents
These programs have many ardent adherents who view the Ezzos as rescuing them from a chaotic family life ruled by undisciplined children that other families who don't use their methods must surely experience.Professional Concern
Yet health-care professionals and notable Christian leaders have expressed strong concerns and even alarm about these programs.Information and Documentation
This website provides information and documentation about the health, child development, and theological concerns that experts and parents have reported regarding Babywise and other parenting books and programs authored by Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo. Of course, parenting choices and values are very personal and there are a range of ways to parent well. Ezzo.info was established in the belief that correct information empowers parents to make good decisions.
Rosemary Shy, MD , FAAP
Director, Children's Choice of Michigan Ambulatory Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Mich
"It is dangerous to do it the way he describes," Pediatrician Dr. Rosemary Shy says of Ezzo's technique. "It puts these babies at risk for jaundice, at risk for dehydration, and at risk for failing to thrive, all of which we’ve seen." --Wilson, Steve, "Baby Care Controversy," WXYZ-Detroit, November 14, 2004
Arnold Tanis, MD, FAAP
1999 recipient, John H. Whitcomb Outstanding Pediatrician Award, presented by the Florida Pediatric Society and the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
"There is no scientific basis whatsoever in their philosophy....It is contrary to what nature intended.… Read More Watch Your Baby's Signs of Hunger
Although Babywise says to feed a hungry baby, it usually instructs parents to observe a time interval between feedings, or a certain order of events, such as only feeding the baby after she wakes up. There's another way to tell that your baby is hungry. You can watch your baby for her own signs of hunger.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends watching for the following early signs or cues by which your baby lets you know when she's hungry.Small movements as she starts to awaken Whimpering or lip-smacking Pulling up arms or legs toward her middle Stretching or yawning Waking and looking alert Putting hands toward her mouth Making sucking motions Moving… Read More Maternal use of parent led routines associated with short breastfeeding duration.
Published Feb 12, 2014
Brown A, Arnott B (2014) Breastfeeding Duration and Early Parenting Behaviour: The Importance of an Infant-Led, Responsive Style. PLoS ONE 9(2): e83893. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083893
"Results: Formula use at birth or short breastfeeding duration were significantly associated with low levels of nurturance, high levels of reported anxiety and increased maternal use of Parent-led routines . Conversely an infant-led approach characterised by responding to and following infant cues was associated with longer breastfeeding duration."Raising Emotionally Healthy Children - 2014 Video
This KET Special Report looks at the importance of social and emotional development in the first years of life, featuring experts on infant and child development in Kentucky.… Read More Our first child was born in the summer of 09, and I promptly began trying to apply the Babywise method. The book had been highly recommended by a distant relative, and promised structure and sanity amidst the exhaustion and upheaval I felt as a new mother. However, our baby did not respond the way the book promised he would if we followed the schedule. All my attempts toadhere to the bookled to deep frustration, arguments with my husband (whoknew better than tolet abook dictate our newborn's schedule), feeling like a failure, and the worst--resentment of my infant. Why couldn't hesleep and eat likethe book said he should be doing?The Ezzos presented their arguments as infallible. Read More Free downloadable parent education brochureresearch-based answers
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LIVING HOPE EVANGELICAL FELLOWSHIP:
GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH:
Statement about Ezzo - Materials
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Statement about Ezzo - Character
CHRISTIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE:
"The Cultic Characteristics of Growing Families International"
(originally titled "More than a Parenting Ministry")
CHRISTIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE:
(orginally titled "A Matter of Bias?")
Unprepared to Teach Parenting?
Babywise Publisher Plans Contract Cancellation
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