The 3rd Step in Responding with Sensitivity

by Rita Brhel on May 20, 2011

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Whatever their age, every interaction with our children — every word, every response, every look — has the potential to build up their self-confidence and self-esteem, or tear it down. Likewise, every behavior of our own in which we model self-confidence, respectful self-expression, and responsible self-care and self-advocacy has the power to encourage and build those kinds of behaviors in them. All eight of Attachment Parenting International’s Principles of Parenting contribute significantly to building self-confidence and empowerment in our children of every age. That said, let’s look at a few examples of Responding with Sensitivity — examples of beautiful parenting sure to promote the traits we so hope to see developing in our children. American parenting educator Dottie Stone Coleman continues on The Attached Family online magazine:

http://theattachedfamily.com/membersonly/?p=2755

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Rita Brhel (139 Posts)

Rita Brhel, CLC, API Leader, is the Editorial Director for Attachment Parenting International. She also works as a WIC Breastfeeding Counselor at Hastings, Nebraska, USA, and writes for various publications including Mothering and La Leche League's New Beginnings. She lives with her husband, Mike, of 14 years and 3 children, ages 9, 8 and 4, on a small family farm.


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