Where are all the gentle, AP moms at?

I'd love to see who on here parents like me :-)

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    04/25/14
    Beth
    I do a lot of AP stuff - not necessarily because it is defined as AP, but because it just feels right for us!
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      04/25/14
      I had to look up this term, I wasn't familiar with it. I guess I didn't know there was any other way? Charlie is with me every second of the day, then at night while we're working on the rental houses he's with his grandparents for a few hours. I am extremely compassionate with my child, I believe that the more time we spend with them, the better we can be at recognizing signs that our kids are stressed, sad, hurt, angry etc., and we can respond accordingly.

      But, since I'm not familiar with the term maybe I'm way off. What does it mean to you, VegMamma?
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      I'm talking specifically about AP parents here. There are hundreds of other types of parents on this site. I was looking for other AP parents. If you are not an AP parent, that's fine. But I'm having trouble understanding why you keep responding to a thread when you are saying you specifically are NOT AP? This is not a debate about parenting techniques. We can start another thread if that's what you want. This was simply a request to see who else on this site has a similar parenting view.
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        04/25/14
        I'm a first time mom and know a lot of people that would call my views naive. I believe that punishment should come in the form of something positive. If Charlie does something that he should be punished for, I think it's the perfect time to find the root of it. If he's acting out, sending him to his room by himself would make no sense to me. So.. as I said, I guess I don't understand how anyone would choose to parent differently. I commend you on your decision to parent that way Veg.
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            04/25/14
            4Katie
            I am like you VegMamma! (I think I recognize you from a board on another site that I created years ago
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            04/25/14
            4Katie
            Yes
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              05/25/14
              4Ariel LaCoste
              I am :-)
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              I'm an eclectic person with a daughter who constantly keeps me amused. I work four jobs, including selling Young Living essential oils and officiating weddings. I'm also a VBE through BWI so ask my anything about babywearing!