This blog is a compilation of my musings on the parenting principles originated by Gary and Anne Marie Ezzo. My primary resource is On Becoming Childwise by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam. In my now 4.5 years as a mom, I have explored all parenting styles and have comfortably settled on Ezzo. Here you will find parenting advice that spans the Ezzo parenting spectrum–from couch time and roomtime to first-time obedience and verbal freedoms. Posts will cover the practical details of teaching the defiant toddler to obey to more philosophical thoughts on big-picture Ezzo parenting.
Since my boys are almost 4.5 and 16 months at the time of this writing, my posts and real-life examples will be naturally geared toward this age. And while the blog is titled Childwise Chat, I will draw from other Ezzo books including Toddlerwise, Preschoolwise and occasionally Babywise (I and II). But one of the reasons I so fully believe in the Ezzo principles is that they are so timeless and can be applied to a child of almost any age.