Monday, March 12, 2007

Daddy Magic: There are a lot of techniques in parenting

There are a lot of techniques in parenting.

If you're a parent, you're already figuring this out. You could get lost in our site, reading about all the different techniques. However, many parents don't know that there are a lot of techniques and most people who hear me talk about the latest techniques are surprised about how much thought I (and others) put into parenting.

It usually starts with me talking about a new technique I developed like patting your baby to sleep (, running with your baby (, using "Don't Touch" ( or teaching your baby how to smile (

Then the person is suprised about how much thought we put into the techniques.

My typical response is, "Not every parent does put this much thought into parenting. That explains all the undisciplined kids that are running around."

This past week I was telling someone that you have to teach a child everything: how to sleep, how to burp, how to suck on a pacifier... everything! Then he suggested that you don't have to teach a baby how to smile. Well, I told him that's not the case. Sure, a baby's first smile comes from farting (a welcome release), but for a baby to be smiling often requires training.

Our babies smile a lot because we trained them to:

So, yes, there are a lot of parenting techniques, and you can find them here at Daddy Magic.


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