AP is not behaving as if your child is a "little emperor" --but treating your child as a human with needs, feelings and complex motivations. AP is not forcing your child to fit into your life, but creating a new life that fosters all family members needs.
ah, he's perpetuating the "child-centered" negativity that surrounds AP. I hate it when folks think we absolutely neglect ourselves. i guess they failed to read the 8th principle. we are family centered!! if the AP style of parenting is so tough on my marriage, then how in the world did we conceive baby #2, Mr. Grose?
That infuriates me, reading articles like that. From someone who has NO idea. I work really hard to advocate AP and educate people about what it really entails, and then to read an article like that from a parenting "expert"...it just fuels mainstream parents' argument for traditional discipline. grrrr...
This is just a side note, but I actually think that AP and EC have a lot to do with each other....It's all about being in close communication with your child's needs. But one is not an indicator of the other, and you're right that it shouldn't have been lumped in to his "argument"!