I would like to start a thread that can provide some information on resources for parents in Australia that support gentle parenting techniques. The way we parent our children has a life long impact and I personally get very concerned when talking to new parents about recommendations they receive from some health professionals. Most of these recommendations involve the use of controlled comforting (in other words 'controlled crying' ) often on very tiny babies without regard to these babies physical or emotional needs. Can you provide details of health professionals (or organisations) that support gentle parenting? Also it would be great to list resources that you have found helpful.