Many families will find that no one method, as outlined above, will meet the needs of their family completely. One child may respond better to one method than another. Parents may like the ideology of one method, but wish to incorporate parts from another to fill perceived gaps. Some people make their own program by plucking what they like most from each of the different approaches. Such programs may be referred to as eclectic - a gathering of different ideas and approaches which are meshed together. The use of an eclectic approach allows for, or may even result from, development and change as a family grows and matures.
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