Giveaway: Elizabeth Pantley No Cry Separation Anxiety Solution

I have a confession. I burn books.

Yes. Really. You see, sometimes I see a book that I wish had never been published. So far there have only been a couple and they have been baby sleep training books. If I come upon a book at a thrift store or garage sale that – to my gentle parenting sensibilities -  is something I think babies would prefer their parents don't read, I am compelled to buy it, take it home and add it to my kindling box. A tip off is seeing a phrase like "your baby is manipulating you" somewhere in the highlights on the back cover. I imagine some sleep deprived mama stumbling into the book section at the thrift store and through glazed eyes and desperation thinking, "Maybe this will work." While I can not buy and burn every copy of What to Expect When You're Expecting (that would be my whole thirfting budget), I can remove the most offensive.

There. Confession complete.

I think I do it because there was once a time when I was really, unbelievably exhausted. Tired just doesn't convey the feeling. I think some of you know what I mean. When Sage was a baby he woke ever twenty minutes. For two and a half years. He had an undiagnosed food allergy, but we thought he was just a light/fussy sleeper. I think I rolled with it pretty well, but frankly my memory might be sketchy. I wasn't sleeping after all.

I purchased Elizabeth's first book, the No Cry Sleep Solution when Sage was 8 months old (for obvious reasons). It was a wonderful resource for us. We used some of her techniques with Sage and then also with Lupine to ease our nights gently and responsively. While it didn't cause Sage to sleep through the night until we solved his food issues, it gave us a toolbox full of nurturing, gentle tricks and tips to ease us into longer stretches of rest.

No Cry SLEEP cover

Elizabeth has been busy since her first book was published. Today she is giving away a signed copy of her tenth book – the No Cry Separation Anxiety Solution to one lucky winner. (I might just need a copy of that one myself…) Below is my interview with Elizabeth.


Clean: How long have you been writing?

EP: I’ve
been writing books for parents since 1996 – my 10th book was
just released this month!

Clean: What inspired you to go into this line of work?

EP: When I became a mother it changed my life in every way possible. I found that
being a parent and helping other parents find more joy in their lives was where
I was meant to be.

Clean: How do you believe you and your business are bringing good into the world?

EP: Over a million readers have been touched by my No-Cry Solution books, and I
receive hundreds of letters every week. I am always touched to hear how my
ideas have helped their families live happier more peaceful lives.

Clean: What else should we know?

EP: I’m on Facebook – and I hope everyone will come join me there!

No Cry SEP ANX cover

To be entered in today's drawing, simply leave a comment below. For additional entries become our fan on Facebook, become Elizabeth's friend or fan on Facebook, and subscribe to our blog (button at right). That's up to five chances to win!

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing your gentle thoughts with us through your books.

I'll close comments on Monday by 8:00 AM CST. Have a great weekend everyone!

~ xo ~ Rachel


36 thoughts on “Giveaway: Elizabeth Pantley No Cry Separation Anxiety Solution

  1. Lori Beske says:

    would LOVE this book – i have the Sleep Solution one and am working with my little 5 mo old boy to get him to sleep better – even if it doesnt work all the time just reading it makes me feel better – with everyone just telling me – just let him scream – he’ll learn – i just reread a bit of that book and get my mind back on track.

  2. Lisa says:

    p.s. i have a copy of “what to expect” for you to burn 🙂

    and i’m a fan of both lusa and elizabeth on fb.

  3. kathy says:

    I know some folks who might like to read this book, so I’d love to have a chance at winning it for them. Thanks.

  4. Kathya says:

    i need this book as well.
    i know all mom who left a comment need it as well, but i am hoping i am the lucky one.
    if not… i am still happy for whoever gets it. 😀

  5. em says:

    sounds great! my sister was just telling me about the no cry sleep solution…now when she passes that book on to me and the baby, i could have this one to pass back for her and her older kids!

  6. Darla says:

    I think you are swell to be doing the world a public service with your book burning (how very bizarro Fahrenheit 451 of you!) Some people take what they read as truth just because they read it in a book, even if there are 1,000 better books out there that support actual real live good ideas, so I say good riddance to the bad ones!
    And yay to the good ones!

  7. Chrissy says:

    I also do the book burning thing but only as a last resort. Usually I try and bring it up with the store/stall owner and explain why it is a bad parenting manual.

  8. Heather says:

    Thank goodness for the internet and the chance to connect with other mamas who share similar parenting philosophies!

    I can’t stand the idea of “sleep training” and CIO. When did we forget that babies are people too?

  9. Puccetta says:

    Heather… I agree!!! Babies ARE people too and cio and other sleep discipline strategies make me cry. I read one book that had quotes from parents who claimed ‘success’ with sleep training. They actually wrote things like ‘i think eventually baby just gave up and knew that I wasn’t going to attend so she went to sleep’. Baby ‘gave up’!!??!!?? Oh how sad. I know we all do that which we think is best for our families and many of us will disagree on points but gentle parenting really does resonate as the kind option. How joyful to join with other parents that share our philosophy. Thanks!
    PS – my little one is only 15 weeks old so please don’t consider me for the book.
    Happy reading to the winner 🙂

  10. Annette says:

    This book would come in handy for our family…our littlest starts preschool in the fall!

  11. Tammy says:

    I am a first time momma due in 2 weeks so am absorbing all of the information I can right now. It can be quite overwhelming at times so I particularly appreciate recommendations from respected sources. We love the LuSa products and your blog!!

  12. Amanda J says:

    I wasn’t going to enter, but then thought perhaps this would be a great resource as a preschool teacher.

  13. elizabeth says:

    Please sign me up! This would be a great read for me and I’m sure my still nursing, attached to my apron strings 3yo would agree.

  14. Meaghan says:

    Her Sleep Solution book has been a godsend for our family. What a treat winning this book would be. Thanks!

  15. Falen says:

    I would love to read this book. I am an infant teacher at a Montessori school and I’m constantly researching different ways to help parents.

  16. Emandeli says:

    I would love to win this book! The first time I tried to comment, it didn’t post. So, hoping for good luck this round! 🙂

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