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Attachment Parenting

IMG_c4998 copyAttachment Parenting is a parenting style.  It is not a set of rules.  The way families practice AP might look different.  Bottom-line:  AP is about connection.  It is about staying close to your child emotionally and physically.  It is about responding to the unique needs of your little one.  Dr. Sears defines AP by 7 tools that may (or may not) be used:

  • Birth Bonding
  • Breastfeeding
  • Babywearing
  • Bedding close to baby
  • Belief in the language of your baby’s cry
  • Beware of baby trainers
  • Balance (in these ideals)

The Science of Attachment by Lauren Lindsay Porter:  An excellent article that translates Attachment Theory into layman’s terms.  She looks at the biological research that supports AP.

 

Links:

The Continuum Concept by Jean Leidloff:  This is the parenting book referenced by the Fockers–not sure if that helps or hurts!.  It was written by a writer who lived for two years among a South American Stone Age tribe and observed parenting that radically challenges Western practices. 

Dr. Sears:  Yep, I’m linking to him again.  He is considered by many to be the father of AP.  The link takes you directly to his articles on AP.  Good stuff. 

Click here to check out
The Greenville Attachment Parenting Playgroup!

 

Julie’s Two Cents:  It just makes sense.

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