Quoting Vince Offer:" Left. And I wholeheartedly agree with the pic. The "I turned out fine" or "my kid is just fine" argument ... [snip!] ... fine, it's not like you'd admit it when you're justifying the behaviors that made that happen to either of you, now would you?"
DD is in a gifted and talented private school. She's actually building a robot for Young Engineers right now for school (she's 5). She is a pageant princess and well mannered. She knows how to swim, loves dance and gymnastics, and has started horseback riding lessons. She plays sports and doesn't mind losing at them because you can't always be a winner. We play in a league that keeps score and teaches that YES, people do lose.
I didn't prop bottles until she was old enough to hold them on her own, but I did CIO, formula, strollers, NO co-sleeping. I let people babysit. I went back to work and school 6 weeks after she was born and she went to day care. I'm leaving tomorrow for a year and she will be staying with my parents for that time.
Crunchy crap just doesn't work for me, but "traditional" parenting does. One is not better than the other.