Do the Ezzos somehow manipulate parents into thinking that the “Ezzo” plan is the only “right” way to parent?
No. The Ezzos and Dr. Bucknam do make a strong case for their conclusions about infant parenting, as do all other authors who write on the subject. However, they also acknowledge that a parent has a God-given responsibility to research the different parenting philosophies available, and come to their own (hopefully prayerful) conclusions about what is right for their family. Here is what the Ezzos actually say about infant parenting philosophies: “Preparation for Parenting is based upon the belief that child-rearing is a responsibility given by God to parents. Parents are to guide, nurture, and discipline their children. This resource serves as a guide to help accomplish that task. As was the case in previous editions, this curriculum is not intended to provide the reader with all he or she will ever need to know about the process of nurturing a newborn. Scripture has very few specific mandates for practical applications in the realm of parenting, especially infant parenting. It provid