The countercult ministries, Christian Research Institute and Midwest Christian Outreach have produced several well-documented articles that take a firm stand against the parenting ideas promoted by Gary and Anne-Marie Ezzo. These are articles are exceptional and should be read by all parents, not just those who support GFI/Babywise. Christian parents need to understand that Babywise is the secularized version of Ezzo's book Preparation for Parenting / Along the Infant Way and is part of a larger parenting program than just this one book. Ezzo's ministry, Growing Families International, has a lot of problems, not the least of which are its founder's integrity, credentials, and theology. I'm posting these articles, not to condemn parents who use these methods, but to raise awareness of the controversy surrounding Gary Ezzo. Babywise isn't just another parenting method... the problem is much larger than the book.
The Christian Research Institute and Midwest Christian Outreach on Babywise/Growing Families International/Gary Ezzo
"Christian Families On the Edge: Authoritarianism and Isolationism Among Us"
"The Cultic Characteristics of Growing Families International"
"GFI: A Matter of Bias? Examining the Response of Growing Families International Criticism"
"New Challenges Face Gary Ezzo and Growing Families International"
Adventures in Ezzoland