I was recently having a conversation about intuitive parenting and asked the clarifying question: is intuitive parenting based on the idea of taking back one's own innate ability to know what's best for their child, by being mindful and present?
In other words, in a world of experts - which sometimes conflict with their message - is the world of child rearing advice becoming like a religion? Must we adhere to all of the wisdom of Rudolf Steiner at the expense of Maria Montessori, or other more contemporary experts. Or, even more concerning, do we at times drown out our own voice an intuition ceding these things to the "experts?"
Here is a summary of the response that I received in relation my question:
In other words, we must cultivate our understanding our child, bolstered with the knowledge that has been gained over the centuries, being able to customize this knowledge to our specific child in their specific situation. It doesn't mean "I know best - I don't need any outside information" rather it means, I have an innate ability (should I choose to cultivate it) to apply the known knowledge to the amazing task I have of raising healthy, well-rounded children.