A grandmother’s take on Attachment Parenting

November 19, 2014
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By Donna Wetterlund Like every grandparent, the arrival of my first grandchild was a rite of passage with mixed emotions. I was in denial about the label that clearly identified me as “old,” but I was fascinated with my daughter’s changing body and the life growing inside it. I was proud of my daughter’s healthy […]

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How children benefit from rough-and-tumble play

November 18, 2014
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By Barbara Nicholson, cofounder of Attachment Parenting International and coauthor of Attached at the Heart with Lysa Parker Play is a critical component of healthy, secure attachment. As our children grow, we parents need to ensure that they have plenty of opportunity for active, fun activity. Our culture is often criticized for too much structured […]

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Love works for everybody

November 17, 2014
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When I see the debate among people about parenting and the different tools and methods, the way most arguments seem to finish is “…but whatever works for the family.” I’ve been thinking about this, and it just doesn’t make sense. Spanking works for nobody, no matter how you slice it. It’s just a quick fix […]

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Trust

November 14, 2014
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Whenever I encounter turbulence on my maiden voyage of parenting, I take solace in reminding myself of one really crucial ingredient of Attachment Parenting: trust. Trust is both an awesome gift and an incredible challenge, one that we receive and take on as part of the mantle of parenthood. We witness it in the eyes […]

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It’s not called permissive parenting

November 12, 2014
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Sept. 23, 2008, but it serves to remind parents how Attachment Parenting differs from permissive parenting. The world is full of followers, but you’re not one of them. ~J.L. Glass I recently attended a seminar taught by motivational speaker J.L. Glass — a very funny, charismatic speaker […]

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On perfection and parenting

November 10, 2014
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Now that school has started again in Mexico, we are adjusting to the new schedule, new teacher and new challenges of first grade. We are still getting used to having to get up at 6:30 a.m. and make it to school with all the important pieces in their tidy places… …which leads me to wonder […]

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Don’t blame the baby

November 7, 2014
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When I am pregnant, I can sleep anywhere, anytime. I’d love to just sleep through the first two-thirds of pregnancy. I could fall asleep on the stairs, on the way to bed. I could even rest up for 12 long hours at night and still be able to take a nice morning nap. But there […]

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First steps

November 5, 2014
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Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Sept. 22, 2008. It captures the bittersweet moment when our baby, particularly our last baby, steps into toddlerhood. So here it is. My 11-month-old baby is taking her first steps. She is my fourth child and my last baby, and she is walking. She, of course, is […]

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