and also this:
I was not raised AP, And I also wish I had been- lucky you, you have a head start
not everything works for everyone, but it is definitely easy to apply many principles of AP/ Gentle parenting/ natural parenting into every day life. The main thing that helped me in the first few months was realizing that not everything was going to go my way (mostly, it still doesn't), but by reading some of the articles on the page I posted above, we were able to make it through some tough times, and I still find myself looking there now while we're enteringthe toddler years.
I have to say, the best thing anyone ever said to me was my grandmother (who was as crunchy as they came in her time), " Just do what comes natural". At first I balked at this idea, thinking I had to study & find all the answers, and that there was no way I could just "do" the right thing. I am very type A and AP has helped me to embrace my creativity by enjoying the little things with my daughter. Good luck to you!!