I LOVE Cole's perspective that the purpose of the "-wise" series is for parents to learn to be good stewards of their children. That perspective causes you to remember that our children are gifts from the Lord, but they belong to Him. He made them!! This resonates so much with me and what Kyle and I believe about parenting and it's one of the main reasons why we chose to use Babywise for our family.
Cole says: "On Becoming Babywise provides a practical system for creating order in the household. It establishes God and the marriage at the center of the family - NOT the children. It encourages a traditional parenting style that focuses on raising responsible adults. The fact that the first book covers infant sleep is circumstantial - it's because that's the first stage of a child's life - but the overarching precepts are carried out through each of the next seven books. The vast majority of the series is spent on aspects other than sleep - like physical, mental, and emotional development, learning, obedience, respect, correction, authority, character, and responsibility."